"In Brazil, things are largely done last-minute. … Punctuality is not an exact science in Brazil … 15 minutes is the tolerated norm … Patiently waiting in line is not in a Brazilian's DNA … Brazilians prefer cultivated chaos."
-- Samples from FIFA's "10 tips for avoiding any cultural misunderstandings" for visitors to next summer's World Cup in Brazil. FIFA has apologized and has withdrawn the section from its online publicity material. "The material was light-hearted and at no time was meant to criticize Brazil," a FIFA statement said. (AFP)