When the Brazilian national team kicks off the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, the match will mark the culmination of years of planning, construction and nervous anticipation for soccer-crazed Brazilians,... more 
When the Brazilian national team kicks off the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, the match will mark the culmination of years of planning, construction and nervous anticipation for soccer-crazed Brazilians, who hope to claim a record sixth title. Yet, the World Cup also is producing an outpouring of anger over the $11.3 billion the government plans to spend on the tournament when the once-booming economy has slowed. Last June, more than a million people in dozens of cities around the country took to the streets to protest an increase in ticket prices for public transportation. less 
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Mon, Jun 9, 2014 7:02 PM EDT