Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Problems Abound with Brazilian World Cup
Independent, October 31st, 2007 6:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

In the end, Brazil was the obvious choice for FIFA to host the 2014 World Cup, but that's mostly because it was the only choice, writes the Independent's Glenn Moore. While there's definitely an element of romance in the beautiful game's most important tournament coming to the land where it's played most beautifully, Moore says Brazil's infrastructure problems are potentially worse than those that are facing South Africa ahead of hosting the 2010 finals.
 
The rebuilding of the country's many dilapidated stadiums is one thing, but transportation and crime have to the country's biggest concerns. These, Moore notes, are also problems plaguing South Africa, but the transportation problem in particular could be many times worse in Brazil because of the country's size. Brazil is practically the same size as Europe; even the distance between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as close together as any two cities in the country, is six hours driving.
 
Crime is the other major problem, and it's different in Brazil than South Africa in that in cities like Rio, Salvador and Sao Paulo, poor and affluent neighborhoods are right on top of each other. The gun trade is rampant in these major cities, and gang wars are frequent. Last year, the country's justice ministry admitted there are 150 murders per day in Brazil, as compared to less than three in England. Meanwhile, a good portion of the crime directed at tourists occurs on public transportation.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives