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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said her country is ready, on and off the pitch, for the World Cup which starts at 4 p.m. Thursday with a match between the host nation and Croatia. In a TV address, she said "the pessimists" had been defeated by the determination of the Brazilian people. She defended the country's $11 billion expenditure on the tournament and said "World Cup accounts are being meticulously scrutinised by the country's auditing institutions."

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If nothing else, I don't think they gave vuvuzelas in Brazil.

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Good practice for the Olympics though... the big question is can they afford either?

Both events are obscenely expensive.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-11 12:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

go Chargers! ;-)

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-06-11 12:58 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I thought this article was about football.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-11 07:58 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

RE:#1

At least Brazil can reuse the football stadiums.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-11 09:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

#4 NW. The most interesting thing about this World Cup will be the news reports of what a crap-hole Brazil is.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-11 09:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

The most interesting thing about this World Cup will be the news reports of what a crap-hole Brazil is.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-11 09:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

There won't be much on that, I bet. Most likely things will be presented in the best possible light.

Qatar is basically using slave labor to prep for the 2022 World Cup and that doesn't even get much attention.

#6 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-11 10:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

#6 The first thing Qatar has to do is figure out how to hide the fact that their big stadium sits right next to a giant US Air Force base.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-11 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if anyone is giving betting odds on the US getting screwed out of a win this time by a phantom call.

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-11 01:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

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I wonder if anyone is giving betting odds on the US getting screwed out of a win this time by a phantom call.
"

yes. his name is aljoe goreleiberman

#9 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-11 03:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Parts of Brazil are a --------. Parts of Brazil are heaven on Earth. Go to Florianopolis for a week and tell me you don't want to resettle there permanently.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-11 03:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Parts of Brazil are a --------. Parts of Brazil are heaven on Earth."

that describes baltimore pretty accurately as well.

#11 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-11 03:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ready or not let the games begin. Go USA. But don't let the Asian Gambling Syndicate (Football4U) select any of the referees.

#12 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-11 04:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just be careful when you flush and watch out for stampedes.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-11 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Finally some real futbol, not that US dreck. If Spain wins it, they'll be unanimously considered the greatest national team ever.

#14 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-06-11 06:07 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Well, except they haven't yet built all the facilities, and the transit workers may strike any moment. Except for those things, yes, they are ready.

Brazil 2014: You didn't build that (yet)

#15 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-06-11 07:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

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