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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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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. Read full article


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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 - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

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

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 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 - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    What issue? The issue of having a football crowd shouting profanities?

    How very useful you lot are...


    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Hiding from the very people she meant to represent.

    The shame of it.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Politicians are always heckled it goes with the many UK Govt officials have literally ended with egg on their face....
    Remember John Prescott...that's the way to go..he got a lot of respect for throwing that punch....
    ....face your demons.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Exactly. Politics is no place for the thin-skinned and people respect strong leaders.

    As for football chants I remember Victoria Beckham saying in an interview that when she attended games they used to chant that she 'takes it up the arse'. No matter that her parents or children might be with her. She didn't react and didn't stop attending games. She wasn't in any position of power, or responsible for the dire conditions of an electorate. Dilma is.

    I suspect Dilma will reconsider and attend more games. How would it look to be President of a country hosting a world event they cannot, in reality, afford and then not be bothered to turn up because someone said something mean to her.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    If she does not attend any of the events she has so vigorously promoted she will look foolish, weak and wrong.
    If she does attend the Brazilians will, (quite rightly in my book), draw attention the the failures and wrong priorities of her administration.

    Tough call for Dilma. Hopefully she will have a massive re-think and pull out of the Olympics and spend the money on schools, hospitals, transport, housing and infrastructure instead.
    There are many countries that could put on the Olympics with only 2 years notice.
    ”Olympic Games 2016: Sailing venue with floating corpses, dead dogs and toxic waste 'won't be cleaned in time', warn Rio bosses. The city has failed to meet promises on cleaning Guanabara Bay, despite sailors' reports of animal and human carcasses floating in the water. The Rio bay where the Brazil Olympics’ sailing competitions will be held won’t be clean for the games in 2016, the city’s mayor has said.
    The city had promised to clean up the Guanabara Bay and reduce pollution by 80%, but the mayor admitted that it would not meet that target.

    Sailors that have visited the site have described it as a dump, and reported dodging waste including discarded furniture, floating dog carcasses and even human corpses. But the country has said that the events will be held in a less polluted part of the water, outside of the bay or at its entrance.

    The New York Times has described how Thomas Low-Beer, a Brazilian Olympic hopeful who sails in the bay, shuddered when recalling how he crashed into a submerged sofa and was capsized into the bay.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Brazil s violent indeed.

    In two days only, Croatia and Mexico were robbed, while Spain was raped...

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Dilma got what she deserved....the fact that she has decided to put her tail between her fat legs and run, is just a sign that she IS weak, and that she is NOT appreciated by the Brazilians who are capable of thinking for themselves. Exactly the same reason why the 9-fingered dickhead didn't make an appearance......but, as for Dilma ? She will not be missed.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Spain was raped”

    Ha, ha, ha.

    More likely they took it as usual: bunch of no -hopers at virtually every level.

    Spain 1 Holland 5

    HA, HA, HA.

    Back on topic.

    Dilma is showing her real character here: ex resistance “Cell Leader” whose cell murdered an American Military Officer in front of his wife and children, but “she knew nothing about it” of course: so she was incompetent then as well as cowardly now!

    Not really presidential material is she, despite all the bribes to the people (bolsa familia) and corruption condoning at government level, which usually marks a “good” president such as Lula, she couldn’t stand the catcalls and booing: did-ums, there, there!

    You couldn’t make this scenario for a novel, never mind the presidency of the largest (and dumbest) country in SA.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Spain is the current cup holders, what are you talking about?

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Just because a country won a tournament four years ago it doesn't mean they can do it again.
    This match proves it.
    Not a good start by Spain.
    Congratulations to Holland.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Actually Spain started out losing with Switzerland in its own group in 2010, They will have to make a big goal difference with OZ & Chile

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Oh dear,
    and she thought she was so

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I was just pointing out that past performance is no guarantee of future outcomes.


    Jun 14th, 2014 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    lets hope England win tonight..

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Hahahaha the so called group of death is not such...

    Uruguay is a pathetic lie and a joke.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Am watching the footie.
    Uruguay 1
    Costa Rica 3

    Now as for Dilma a little song
    (To the tune of 'Nellie the Elephant)

    She shat her pants and she ran away,
    She shat her pants and she ran away,
    She shat her pants and ran away to join the circus.

    hahaha !

    Come on everybody, sing along!

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    final score 3 - 1

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    England Italy about to start!

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Uruguay 1 - Costa Rica 3

    That's a bugger! :o(

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    Dilma: Vai tomar no cu.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    I thought Italy will win this comfortably, England to be fair would be a much better team if they could hold the ball and generate opportunities instead of having to rely so much on counter attacks. Uruguay was much to inflated considering they came to the world cup after playoff against Jordania.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer forgot to add “junto com o Lula !”

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    England looking strong and creative. Great game so far.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Italy will give Uruguay another chance by beating England

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    England have not won anything since 1966.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    ....Or when was the last time England won against at least a medium ranked team like Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden in a none friendly match??

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Friendly match.


    Jun 14th, 2014 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    I think it was only Sweden back in 2012 the last time... England has not even wone a Euro cup ever!!! LOL

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Oh it's all gone quiet over there, Oh it's all gone quiet over there, Oh it's all gone quiet, all gone quiet...all gone quiet over there.....
    ...I know you are out there....
    ...don't be shy now.....
    ..come and face it.....;-)

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I'm in Brazil and I will vote for Dilma.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2


    Cristina reminds me of Cruella Devil...
    Dilma reminds me of the evil bitch of the Disney's Mermaid

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Let's not forget that England gave football to the world. With out the English the World Cup would not exist.

    Never forget that.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2


    And what’s the point of inventing something you suck at??
    The last time England beat somebody in a significant football tournament was Argentina 12 years ago!!
    Euro cup 2004 and WC 2006 knocked out by Portugal
    Euro cup 2012 and WC 2012 defeated by Italy.
    No seriously im not bashing England for the fun of it (well not entirely at least) … I’m checking England’s records of the last 20 years or so and they are pathetic. They just don’t have it in them no balls
    Just to start over in your own backyard Europe… Countries that no longer exist have won them like Czechoslovakia, West Germany and the Soviet Union.
    Greece and Denmark have won them, England has never made it beyond 3rd place of 1968!!

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 12:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Guess it's just lucky that Britain has invented several world sports then.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Dilma's very kind in not attending as she is a big girl and takes up two seats, saves traffic jams in getting her to the game too.
    Seriously though Dilma can only blame herself for the chants against her, she and her party are screwing Brazil.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 02:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    No, Dilma is good from Brazil. She builds, preserves, manages, ennobles, educates, love it ..... it's all good.

    Eu não troco Dilma Rousseff por dois ou três chapados de cocaína do PSDB!

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @36 CD2

    If there was a British team ( as apposed to just England ), they might have done a lot better over time. Lots of great Welsh and Scottish players never played in a World Cup.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Maybe, but it’s not that they have bad players. No good captains, no good coaches, no attitude, no fiber. They have had always very good very well paid players, but they are incredibly weak minded and haven’t got that push that makes the fiber of champions and winners. They just can’t beat a medium or high ranked team if they are in the Euro Championship or in the World Cup. They dont deliver and collapse to the minimum preassure. Thats why they only do well on friendly matches

    That match of today; after drawing 90 seconds after of Italy’s first goal; if it was any other reliable team with balls (like the Ivory Coast just did with Japan) in that circumstance would have turned the game or at least it would have ended drawing 2-2.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext


    I don't know enough about the game to argue with your analysis - I only pay attention every four years - but if what you say is true, a few Scots might help. They never back down:).

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 04:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    If she is so wonderful, why the article you have posted under. Did you actually read it?

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    You guys must have watched a different match,
    ,The hearts and minds of the football fans last night,
    what more do you want...

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Clearly you are not Brasilian, given your moronic sentiments regarding Dilma.

    (nossa! porque vc sabe falar Portugues, vc acha que vc e Brasileiro? - argentino mentiroso!!!)

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Has anybody noticed that the Brazilians have the coincidence that only the richest fans like the Italians, Americans, English and Swiss play in Manaos, else nobody would go ???

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @46 maybe it's not coincidence?

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    The Brazilian gov't and Blatter's FIFA organization stinks of corruption.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 15th, 2014 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Here is a better take on the incident:

    I notice that the PSDB have pulled their heads in after initially jumping on this.

    Jun 19th, 2014 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @50 Hippy, considering by whom the article in your above link was written, a confessed lesbian and a 'petista', am not one bit surprised that she chose to criticize the 'elite', as if they, in the VIP area, were the only ones telling Dilma “to get f*cked”.....I don't know whether you watched the game, or are basing yourself exclusively on the opinion of one very biased woman, but from what I saw, the chants against Dilma were coming from all areas of the stadium, not just the VIP area....but then again, regardless of what section of the stadium the chants came from, it's a clear sign that the Brazilians who are able to think for themselves, do not just cross their arms and swallow the shit that the PT governments feeds the people.....Living here and experiencing the day-today, is far closer to reality than basing one's self on a biased article written a 'petista'...

    Jun 19th, 2014 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    #50 where is the legacy for Brazil from holding the World Cup, I tell you it's nowhere to be seen. Stadiums finished at the elevth hour and tickets snapped up by people who have the money. What do the poor get for their troubles from a Government that is supposed to support them, the answer is nothing. You people are such god damn hypocrites because the first chance socialists get a chance to steal they do so too. They are all the same! Socialist parties keep the poor down by throwing them a bone occasionally for a vote every four years just enough to keep their interests served to stay in power, but care very little about doing the right thing for Brazil. Then you complain when in my opinion the attitude towards Dilma is well deserved, this overbearing dominace by Dilma and PT is strangling Brazil from ever prospering!

    Jun 19th, 2014 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Jack Bauer

    England just does not have what it takes to win...with the exception of a few players, seems as if their hearts are not in it....“it's just a sport old chap !”
    It makes one think though, the countries which have other national sports with a big following, are obviously not going to take it as seriously as those that, to all effects, only have soccer...

    Jun 20th, 2014 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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