Why Brazil Should NOT Have Hosted the FIFA World Cup

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Anti-World Cup demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil is home to some of the most passionate soccer fans. Why then was there such resistance by the Brazilians to FIFA hosting its World Cup at their home?

“The World Cup of corruption”

 

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Riot police hide behind shields during the protest in São Paulo. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Brazilians fiercely rebelled against the idea of hosting the 2014 World Cup for multiple reasons. The atrocities that Brazilians have experienced in preparation of the World Cup games is absolutely disturbing.

Workers (L) stare at damages at the Arena de Sao Paulo --Itaquerao do Corinthians-- stadium, still under construction, after a crane fell across part of the metallic structure, on November 27, 2013 in Sao Paulo. Two people died and another was injured following the accident on the stadium that will host the opening match of Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here, workers stare at damages at the Arena de Sao Paulo –Itaquerao do Corinthians– stadium, still under construction, after a crane fell across part of the metallic structure, on November 27, 2013 in Sao Paulo. Two people died and another was injured following the accident on the stadium that will host the opening match of Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Photo 2014 Washington Post

The problem has only gotten worse in the preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.

This, along with the corruption rampant in FIFA’s administration, has led me to not support the organization in any way. It has strayed from the organization it once was and hopefully they will get back to using soccer as a way of uniting countries together, rather than as a means of destroying lives and the safety of countless workers worldwide.

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