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Brazil Is Tired of Being Scolded
nytimes.com ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | Vanessa Barbara

Posted on 05/27/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — By now, Brazil should probably have been grounded for life, without video games or dessert.

Last month, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates, said that Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics were the worst he had ever seen.

Before that, Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA — the Federation of International Football Associations — claimed that Brazil was further behind in its preparations for this summer’s World Cup than any previous host nation, even though it had had seven full years to prepare. Then, in March, FIFA’s secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, declared we could risk being “the worst organizers” of the “worst event.” He had previously said that Brazil needed “a kick up the backside.”

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1 posted on 05/27/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian World Cup host city Manaus has declared a state of emergency as the waters of an Amazon River tributary swell

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian consumer defense agency said it's found past-expiration food in the hotels where national soccer teams from Italy and England will stay during the World Cup.

"There Will Be No World Cup"

2 posted on 05/27/2014 9:51:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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Scotland World Cup Friendly: Match-Fixing Probe

Two injured in accident at Germany's training camp

Foot Locker faces backlash for #AskSambaGirls Twitter campaign

3 posted on 05/27/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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unofficial song for the World Cup 2014
4 posted on 05/27/2014 9:56:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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Brazilian bureaucracy makes the US Government look efficient. I've experienced it first-hand.

Imagine your worst experiences with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Internal Revenue Service, and the VA Hospital, all rolled into one.

Then multiply it by five. And you will start to grasp it.

However, Brazilians take it in stride: they have never known any other way.

5 posted on 05/27/2014 9:57:00 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Athens managed to pull off a successful Olympics (at the cost of bankrupting a nation, mind you); Brazil can pull of a World Cup. The media orbs depending on it will ensure that any critical negatives get papered over until well after the event.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 10:01:54 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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Those with football banning orders told to surrender their passports
7 posted on 05/27/2014 10:04:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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16 days until the World Cup starts 😁🏆⚽️ pic.twitter.com/cXmCarkRLn— John Doe (@AAydid23) May 27, 2014


8 posted on 05/27/2014 10:13:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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Azerbaijan, a little Eastern European nation tucked away on the Caspian Sea, has never been confused as a soccer power.

It is ranked 85th in the world and since independence in 1992 has never qualified for a World Cup or European championship.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann could not imagine a better opponent to begin the nitty-gritty of a World Cup campaign.

The 14th-ranked Americans will play host to Azerbaijan on Tuesday night at Candlestick Park in the first of three exhibitions before the team travels to Brazil.

9 posted on 05/27/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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FIFA’s secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, declared we could risk being “the worst organizers” of the “worst event.” He had previously said that Brazil needed “a kick up the backside.”


10 posted on 05/27/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by mikrofon ("Back-side Brazilian")
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I have a great idea to solve TWO problems at ONE time. Send Mitt Romney to Brazil to fix their Olympics!


11 posted on 05/27/2014 10:23:35 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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Brazil team bus attacked
The protests started outside the team’s hotel in Rio de Janeiro where coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had just met his squad on Monday. The hostile crowd, consisting mainly of striking teachers, covered the bus in stickers with messages protesting against next month’s tournament.

One of the banners read “There will not be a cup” while the crowd chanted "There will be no World Cup, there will be a strike”.

12 posted on 05/27/2014 10:24:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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http://pocketworldcupschedule.info/


13 posted on 05/27/2014 10:36:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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http://tvtotal.prosieben.de/tvtotal/wm-songs-2014/


14 posted on 05/27/2014 10:50:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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(15) Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en
15 posted on 05/27/2014 10:52:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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At this point it’s become standard to “report” that the location of some big event is failing completely and the whole thing is going to collapse... and then everything goes fine. The anniversary Olympics in Greece seems to have been when it became necessary to predict disaster and then studiously pretend no such predictions were made when no disaster happens. It’s gotten to be the sporting equivalent of those “worst flu season ever” stories we see every November, nothing more than reporters filling space requirements.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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'La La La (Brazil 2014)'
17 posted on 05/27/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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My fourth-grade teacher told us that Brazil was an up-and-coming world power, and would become quite formidable on the world stage, once they got their act together.

That was 42 years ago. We’re still waiting.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 11:05:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Nike Football: Risk Everything.

adidas Football: The Dream: all in or nothing

19 posted on 05/27/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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What do you expect when their logo is a Facepalm.
20 posted on 05/27/2014 11:17:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Their term for it is “burroacracy”.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 12:39:43 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Dr. Sivana
I have a great idea to solve TWO problems at ONE time. Send Mitt Romney to Brazil to fix their Olympics!

Thus improving the organizational skills of both nations at once.

23 posted on 05/27/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Send Mitt Romney to Brazil to fix them Olympics!

You're being facetious, but it's not a bad idea.

24 posted on 05/27/2014 1:45:08 PM PDT by grania
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To: Berlin_Freeper

good luck with the Olympics being held there since it’s the kidnapping capitol of the world


25 posted on 05/27/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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