Brazil: Right Choice for 2014 World Cup

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RIO DE JANERIO Brazil's government says the country is the right choice to host the 2014 World Cup, a day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter's questioned awarding the event because of the recent social protests.

More than one million people took to the streets in protests during last month's Confederations Cup — the warm-up for the World Cup. People were angry about Brazil's poor public services, contrasted with almost $14 billion spent on the World Cup.

In a statement sent Thursday to The Associated Press, the sports ministry said "the success of the Confederations Cup" showed Brazil was the correct choice.

The statement also called Brazil "a democratic country" in which citizens have a right to freedom of expression.

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