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Last thoughts on the Cup? Who can we blame?

Published on: Fri Jul 18, 2014
Author: Tom Gatehouse
Last thoughts on the Cup? Who can we blame?

Despite the World Cup having been, by national and international consensus, a great success, not everyone is satisfied. And I’m not just talking here about the poor Brazilian fan (it could have been worse for you: try being an English fan), but about the large, medium-sized and especially some of the smaller retail businesses. They didn’t get the sales they wanted, the tourists didn’t spend as expected, and on match days, especially when the Brazilian team was playing, the shops stayed empty. Why…

CLACSO's World Cup Notebook

Published on: Mon Jul 14, 2014
Author: Mike Gatehouse
CLACSO's World Cup Notebook

Buenos Aires based CLACSO has produced a fascinating compendium of articles about the World Cup, examining its importance for a number of countries in the Region. You can read CLACSO's blog here and download each of the five 'Cuadernos' (notebooks) of articles about the Cup and what it means for the aspirations and politics of the countries taking part. Featured articles include: * Las Elecciones, el espejismo de un solo pueblo y la Copa Mundo: Apuntes desde Brasil sobre las campañas del gobierno…

São Paulo Fan Friendly

Published on: Tue Jul 1, 2014
Author: Ed Rhodes
São Paulo Fan Friendly

São Paulo is Brazil's largest city and hosted England's second group match against Uruguay. On the morning of the match the England fans team met up in the east of the City for our fans' friendly match against a local Brazilian side from Vila Madelina. The game had been organised with the help of friendly ex-pat Vince, who had liaised with the municipal government to organise and pay for the pitch. The game had also been sponsored by Beats Audio, the headphones brand masterminded by Doctor Dre himself.…

Follow the money

Published on: Tue Jul 1, 2014
Author: Sue Branford
Follow the money

In all the coverage of Brazil and the World Cup in the UK media – and at times it’s felt overwhelming, even to those of us who have longed argued that the world’s media comes close to ignoring the world’s fifth largest  country – one important theme has been completely overlooked. And, for those with eyes to see it, it’s an issue that has been very evident. There was a great deal of coverage over whether or not the new stadiums would be finished on time, something that the press has gone quiet on,…

We was robbed (again)...

Published on: Wed Jun 25, 2014
Author: Katerina Elias-Trostmann
We was robbed (again)...

You can read the original of this article and other postings in Katerina's own blog here. “What could be robbed has already been stolen”. So goes a recent and famous repost by Joana Havelange, an Executive of the Local Organising Committee, about the World Cup and corruption. This more or less sets the tone of the current national mood concerning the World Cup, and Brazilian newspapers are guessing that this neat sound bite might turn into a slogan for the entire event. As Brazil launched into…

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