World Cup 2014 Brazil news features the Brazilian government’s plan to shut down business once the football festivities commence until the tournament’s end on July 13.
In a report by , football parties will be the main theme in the country, particularly from Fortaleza to Florianapolis.
“Anyone trying to do business in Brazil this next month will have to wait until it all ends on July 13. It’s going to be a long five weeks,” the report reads.
The highly touted Brazilian national team is expected to make the final four semi-finals with the hopes of overshadowing their lackluster performance at Johannesburg at the 2010 World Cup.
Economist Ilan Goldfajn even believes that the yellow and blue team will make it to the final rounds, along with Argentina, Spain, and Germany for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Brazilian nationals, however, have not been pleased by their government’s prioritization of the global football tournament. Activists have promised to “instill chaos” in the streets during the month-long running of the World Cup 2014 Brazil games.
“We’re not going to be violent the way the police have been violent, or the state has been violent against those living on the outskirts of town. But we are going to instill chaos, for sure,” an anonymous activist told local newspaper
For most people who have gone against the festivities of what is considered to be their country’s national sport, their government should instead take care of those who are in need the most – the poor people.
“The government hopes if the Brazil team became champions, poor people will forget about the their miserable lives and horrendous public services. So, for the first time in my life I will not support the Brazil national football team,” São Paulo native José Roberto Wagner told
UFC fighter Mauricio “Shogun” Rua also aired his sentiments about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Rua, who was recently mugged and robbed of the car he was driving, also questioned his goverment’s priorities.
“In a country like Brazil, when you have major issues to solve as violence and health care, the government spends money with sports,” Rua told. “They don’t use the money correctly in Brazil.