Angry Brazillians Now Love World Cup

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    Jul 04, 2014 1:44 PM GMT
    NYT: The tournament has not produced the disasters some feared, and many Brazilians who were angry about lavish spending on the event cannot help getting caught up in its spirit.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/04/world/americas/brazil-comes-around-as-the-world-cup-plays-on.html?ref=worldcup
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 04, 2014 1:55 PM GMT
    They will get angry if their country's team is eliminated in the next round. As for the lavish spending on modern, new sporting venues, I am sure that a large majority of Brazilian nationals are still quite critical of it given the major pressing needs in the poorest regions of Brazil. However, the World Cup is an outstanding event and football(soccer) is a great sport so how can anyone in their right mind not get caught up in the happy, competitive spirit of this massive tournament. I just wish that the US would embrace this sport much more and get away from the greedy, tax money grabbing enterprise known as the NFL which is probably the biggest corporate welfare cheat.
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    Jul 04, 2014 7:22 PM GMT
    I hope Brasil loses today like they deserve
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 05, 2014 11:38 AM GMT
    David3K saidI hope Brasil loses today like they deserve
    Sorry my good friend but Brasil beat Colombia 2-1icon_sad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 13, 2014 12:06 PM GMT
    However, Brazil lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in yesterdays game in Brasilia. Oh well, life goes on.