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View Poll Results: Should the US follow Brazil and improve its infrastructure if it becomes the host country for the 20
Yes 2 10.53%
No 17 89.47%
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Mass transit in most major US cities are terrible. Not every city is like NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia when it comes to transportation.
Explain then how '94 was still the most successful World Cup in history. Everything is better now than it was in '94.

We're World Cup ready. So much in fact that rumors were flying that FIFA was plans to host here on late notice if South Africa wasn't ready in 2010.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Explain then how '94 was still the most successful World Cup in history. Everything is better now than it was in '94.

We're World Cup ready. So much in fact that rumors were flying that FIFA was plans to host here on late notice if South Africa wasn't ready in 2010.
Brazil has raised expectations when it comes to a host city's preparations for the World Cup.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Brazil has raised expectations when it comes to a host city's preparations for the World Cup.
How?? By basically bankrupting themselves building stadiums that will never be used again?
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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How?? By basically bankrupting themselves building stadiums that will never be used again?
It still doesn't change the fact that Brazil's infrastructure has improved greatly while the United States continues to fall behind. The US used to be a world leader when it came to infrastructure. Now look at where we are now! So many European and Asian countries have left us in the dirt.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: IL
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It still doesn't change the fact that Brazil's infrastructure has improved greatly while the United States continues to fall behind. The US used to be a world leader when it came to infrastructure. Now look at where we are now! So many European and Asian countries have left us in the dirt.
while Brazil's infrastructure improved, it still has a long way to go. Try getting somewhere at rush hour in Rio. Nightmare.

I agree USA is falling behind, though. US is still extremely solid overall, though.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It still doesn't change the fact that Brazil's infrastructure has improved greatly while the United States continues to fall behind. The US used to be a world leader when it came to infrastructure. Now look at where we are now! So many European and Asian countries have left us in the dirt.
It's much easier for European countries to improve infrastructure when their overall size is as big as one of our smallest states!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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while Brazil's infrastructure improved, it still has a long way to go. Try getting somewhere at rush hour in Rio. Nightmare.
Couldn't you say the very same thing about Los Angeles? After all, both Rio De Janeiro and Los Angeles are the 2nd largest cities in their respective countries.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: IL
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Couldn't you say the very same thing about Los Angeles? After all, both Rio De Janeiro and Los Angeles are the 2nd largest cities in their respective countries.
While LA traffic can suck (I lived there for 9 years), I find Rio traffic MUCH worse. Rio is like a free for all.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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If the United States wins the bid and becomes the host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, do you think the US should follow what Brazil did by greatly improving its infrastructure all across the country? Meaning that do you think the United States should spend billions of dollars on things like new stadiums, improving roads, building new subway systems, bus-rapid transit, fixing deficient bridges, etc.

I read on Reuters that Brazil ONLY completed 30% of all the projects they intended to complete for the World Cup specifically. This includes stadiums, buildings, transportation upgrades (roads, trains, buses), etc. Only 30%. Brazil had no business hosting a World Cup tournament with so many impoverished people and transportation/infrastructure issues. On the other hand FIFA made a WHOLE lot of money. Cha-ching. Club owners that had players that went to their respective National teams and played in the WC split a whopping $70- $77 million. FIFA is greedy.

-Cheers.

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Old 07-17-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I read on Reuters that Brazil ONLY completed 30% of all the projects they intended to complete for the World Cup specifically. This includes stadiums, buildings, transportation upgrades (roads, trains, buses), etc. Only 30%. Brazil had no business hosting a World Cup tournament with so many impoverished people and transportation/infrastructure issues. On the other hand FIFA made a WHOLE lot of money. Cha-ching. Club owners that had players that went to their respective National teams and played in the WC split a whopping $70- $77 million. FIFA is greedy.

-Cheers.
Unfortunately in a Capitalistic world, the only relevance is that there is money to be made by some.
Those Brazilians employed or invested in the partners below, did very well. As the global corporations take more and more from local communities, the general populace seems to respect these brands more and more.

As for infrastructure, they built enough to execute the tournament nicely and to fill the pockets of the corporate elites and those they hired, nothing else matters. In America, we are called Communists if we have any problem with this set up.


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