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Saturday, May 31, 2014

The soccer legend Ronaldo, a member of Brazil's World Cup organizing committee, said most of the infrastructure projects undertaken for the tournament won't be completed by the tournament's June 12 opener. Brazil promised a host of projects in conjunction with the World Cup to improve its roads, airports and urban transport networks. But the country has struggled to finish even essential ones such as stadiums, and has shelved much of the rest. "I think we're missing an opportunity. A series of investments were promised that won't be delivered. Only 30 percent will be delivered," said Ronaldo, a two-time World Cup winner. "My shame is for the people, who were hoping for major investments, that's the great legacy of the Cup for us."


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The glory of having the World Cup in Brazil will of course be the intense party atmosphere. But if you go there specifically just to attend the games, maybe it won't nearly as much fun. I went to France in '98 for the entire one month WC. I only attended one game, but went from city to city, from town plaza party to town plaza party. That was a blast. The party throughout Brazil should be even better and more non-stop. Just avoid airplanes, hotels, stadiums and anything else requiring decent infrastructure.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-05-30 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like a blast Moder8. I only remember Brazil was HQd in LosGatos, that place was a mess before, during and after games.....

A friend at work sent me this...

Brazil: Police warn visitors, 'Don't scream if robbed'

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-30 06:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

The glory of having the World Cup in Brazil will of course be the intense party atmosphere.

You are right, moder8. I lived in Kennesaw GA, a suburb of Atlanta during the '96 Olympics. I went to only a couple of events, but the party atmosphere was great. I've yet to see a duplicate of it.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-30 11:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

These kinds of BS entertainment events are always opportunities for corrupt officials to take care of elite cronies by redistributing public wealth from the many to the few.

#4 | Posted by Robson at 2014-05-31 08:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ronaldo should not have gone public with those comments. As all World Cups, it will be a success. Vaaaaaaaamos Espanha!!!!!!!!!!!!

#5 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-05-31 08:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

All for a child's sport that often ends in a score of 0-0.


#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-31 03:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Asian bookies planted referees during the last world cup whbetween a quarter and a third of the games with obviously outrageous bad calls. The point was always to target the spread, not usually the ultimate winner. refs were paid $50-75,000 per game with tens of millions on the line for each game. Expect more of the same in Brazil, where they'll be lucky if they're even ready in twelve days.

#7 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-05-31 09:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

That's just a silly, stupid post.


#8 | Posted by Dave at 2014-06-01 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

The glory of having the World Cup in Brazil will of course be the intense party atmosphere.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-05-30 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

It sure isn't because of the product on the field.

#9 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-06-01 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

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