Naturally, when a fan heard that the World Cup is coming to Brazil, excitement mounts.
Brazilians have nurtured a nationalistic spirit in light of the pride they feel, as one of the legendary sports events is to take place in their country. But for those fans who have expected to partake in a job in the World Cup, some may become disappointed if their expectations aren’t met.
About 600,000 expectators count on the fact that they’ll experience hands on participation in the legendary tournament. Expectations include, but are not limited to, getting up close and personal to their idol players, and securing good seats at the front row for the event. Some fans even expect autographs from the players they have admired for a long time.
If you’re a Brazilian fan, you’re not alone in having your expectations crash.
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that 61 % of the respondents don’t agree on Brazil’s hosting of the World Cup in 2014. The tournament will bring in revenues for Brazil in the long run, but to only a selected few entities.
Several people in Brazil have been evicted by the government from their homes in lieu for the venues of the World Cup, without being able to receive return compensations in exchange.
Street protests all over Brazil, including Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, were clearly visible. Transport prices, rising living costs, housing concerns and issues of police brutality have dominated the issues, some may or may not directly related to World Cup 2014.