FIFA World Cup Today Matches

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FIFA World Cup update: Civil unrest might spoil Brazil’s football party

FIFA World Cup update: Civil unrest might spoil Brazil’s football party

For the world audience, the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil is an absolute Eden for thrill, hat-tricks, beach shindig, and some samba dancing. But for the millions of Brazilians who remain under low-key government support, the World Cup is a major culprit.


Amid many developments—both in the national team and the tournament’s overall logistics—that the South American nation has carried out for the past months or years, a growing clamor from the nation’s poverty-stricken population has continued to plague the security of the FIFA’s top-tier competition.


Constant delays and civil unrests have largely played a major role in the less-than-smooth preparation of a pitch show that has otherwise been a celebrated milestone for the five-time champions. Massive overspending of public money on just one event has led to demonstrations, echoing very unfair allocation of government funds against poor Brazilians who have very little resources to support themselves even just on a subsistence level.


The death of nine stadium workers amid the rush to have the venues ready on time further exacerbated the already-poor reception of the government’s performance from the masses. In fact, with just a few weeks before the World Cup opening, three of the 12 stadiums have yet to be finished.

Several mural paintings and other artworks that depict the malignant implications of the World Cup against the locals have gone viral in the past couple of weeks. These are passive forms of public disapproval against government decisions but at the same time, powerful tools of expression that brought the online world by storm.


To put protesters at bay once the competition kicks off on July, the Brazilian government is set to deploy more than 150,000 troops throughout the country. The armed forces will ensure that the matches will be very well secured and that the spectators, including tourists, will have very little safety worries about their stay in the tropical country.


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