Brazil’s World Cup Experience: The Take and the Heartache

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In the semi-finals of this year’s World Cup, Brazil lost to Germany by 7 to 1—a major blow to the host country. But Brazil also proved itself capable of staging a world-class event. After hosting a month-long party, Brazil faces a major hangover as it prepares for the Summer Olympics in just two years time. We’ll look at the economic and political consequences of the World Cup for Brazil and FIFA, soccer’s governing body.


Paulo Prada - Reuters - @pauloprada, Alex Bellos - author - @alexbellos, Barry Ames - Pittsburgh University, Christopher Gaffney - Federal Fluminense University - @geostadia

Warren Olney

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