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Old 04-28-2013, 07:36 PM
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" Forget tactical systems, forget tactical analyses, NT call ups, goals or refereeing. The defeat won't come on a fluke loss on the 1/16 against Belgium, or in an epic face-off against Italy in the Quarter finals, on a thrilling semi final against Spain or in a "Maracanazzo reloaded" against Argentina.

The defeat already came. Brazil has lost the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil lost. Read carefully. What wil happen with the Brazilian National Team is another matter. This is a thing that changes little what really matter. Brazil has lost the 2014 World Cup.

An event such as the World Cup is the chance for a country to change, to rediscover itselve, solve problems and build solutions, even if it's only for the sake of the excuse "what will the world think if things don't work out ??". Whatever, screw the futility of this excuse, as long as roads are build, subway lines, bus lines, elevators, hotels, and yeah, one stadium or another.

You got to clean your houve before receiving visitors ...

And Brazil today is running against time to redo it's makeup, sweep the dirt under the carpet, lock the flea dogs and put the kids to sleep early, because you know, kids have the habit of speaking too much.

We're two month away from the confederation cup, and the Stadium where the final will be played isn't ready. That stadium, on the North Zone of Rio, that was build in place of what used to be in the Maracanã for the amount of 1 billion reais (360 million euros), and that will have to be rebuild again for the Olympics that will happen 2 years later, as it doesn't meet the criteria of the International Olympic Commitee.

Well, two months away from the confererations cup, and no airports underwent meaningfull reformations. Little more than 1 year away of the world cup, and taxi drivers that speak english are rare, traffic signs remain undecifrable to foreigns, Hotels and public ways won't take the demand of people, urban reforms in Manaus, Brasília and São Paulo aren't ready - some were cancelled, other delayed and all costed irreversible millions, and isn't difficult to figure out who payed this bill.

1 year and 2 months away from the WC, the president of the Local Organizing Commitee is surrounded by denunciations. José Maria Marin, the man that orchestrate the "Operation World Cup" spend the majority of his mandate as congressman, kissing ass to several deputies and officers tied with tortures and assassinations during the Brazilian Dictatorial Era, overpayed the reform of the CBF (Brazilian Confederation of Football) head office and bought votes from the states federation to get elected.

Meanwhile, FIFA's general-secretary Jerome Valcke, said that "would be easier to organize the WC, if Brazil were a less democratic country and had less governmental spheres". Awesome is Russia, where the power is centralized and have way less people to question their decisions ...

Well, would be way easier to organize a World Cup, monsier Valcke, if it were in the hands of different people.

People that weren't only interested in sucking money out of the country with the benefict of tax exemption. The organization of the WC would be way easier, if it were made, to grant the country some small victories in areas that trancend the pitch.

The Brazil of "Big Phil", Neymar, Ronaldinho or Kaka, Brazil that are 5 times world champion, may win or lose the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazil of 200 million people, the ones that will wake up early on July 14th to work, well, this Brazil is defeated despite the end result of the World Cup ..."

2014, a Copa que o Brasil já perdeu
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:17 AM
Location: Belgium
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Ah, weren't those exactly the same fears that played before South Africa 2010? And that World Cup turned out to be just fine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:32 AM
Location: IL
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exactly Avon. It isn't like brazil hasn't made progress, they have made great progress. They are focusing on security in the major cities, building lots of new roads, bus lines, metro lines. It surely won't be perfect, as the country has many problems to solve, but they have made good progress. I really am only very familiar with Rio and the changes I have seen there are amazing.
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