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Rousseff will attend no more Cup games, because of the barrage of insults received

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:20 UTC
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 The Brazilian president will not even attend the Germany match where she was expected to meet Chancellor Merkel The Brazilian president will not even attend the Germany match where she was expected to meet Chancellor Merkel

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will not be attending any more matches of the World Cup following on the insults and verbal aggressions she received on Thursday during the opening ceremony and the Croatia-Brazil game, reported the Sao Paulo media.

 “In the inner circle of the president's advisors they are saying that she will not be attending any more games, and even turned down Germany's in Bahía”, where Chancellor Angela Merkel will be present, according the political columnist from the TVBandeirantes group.

Rousseff was insulted and jeered on Thursday when she arrived at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, next to FIFA head Joseph Blatter for the inauguration game of the World Cup, which was won by Brazil 3-1 over Croatia.

Insults continued during the game and started at the VIP sector to later expand to the other spaces of the stadium. Government advisors “expected booing but never such offensive insults” from some of the 62.000 crowd that attended the opening game.

Neither Rousseff or Blatter made any opening speech for the Cup as is tradition, given the experience a year ago when the Confederations Cup.

Rousseff most probably will not attend any other game but most surely will be present at the final match 13 July in the Maracaná stadium in Rio do Janeiro, when she will symbolically deliver the World Cup to president Vladimir Putin from Russia that will be hosting the 2018 world event.

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  • Anglotino

    Great Dilma's only major appearance at the World Cup will be next to Putin.

    Wow someone isn't going down well in history.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:41 am 0
  • ElaineB

    I don't think hiding is the appropriate response from a President.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:44 am 0
  • boufiewolf

    The extremists 'won'. I agree Elaine, the elected President should be ashamed of her decision not to confront the issue.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:02 am 0
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