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Blatter praises Brazil's “very special World Cup” and leaves Rio 'a happy man'

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 03:10 UTC
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has praised a “very special World Cup” in Brazil on Monday and gave the hosts a mark of 9.25 out of 10, slightly better that the 9 he had given South Africa four years ago. Read full article

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  • Redrow

    ”if someone at university got 10 out of 10 they must have some arrangements with the professors.”

    Sounds like a bit of an expert.

    Jul 15th, 2014 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    ” If someone at university got 10 out of 10 they must have some arrangements with the professors.”

    Spoken by a true crook.

    What about the young people with double first's in mathematics, physics who will be the future for this planet: do they ALL have an arrangement with the marking bodies?

    This man is a complete disgrace and anybody who thought he would go needs to rethink that.

    Jul 15th, 2014 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    You know, I just spoke with my nephew who was there for the games and he said that the experience was generally very favorable. The locals he encountered were very friendly, the venues were excellent and the crowd control was far better than attending a major game in Chile. He mentioned that both the hotel and restaurants were expensive, but the service was extremely good.
    So despite the very obvious shortfall in pre-cup preparations, the Brazilians pulled off a very decent World Cup. It's so just a sad footnote that the national team fell apart...

    Can you imaging what would have happened Argentina had hosted the World Cup? (And yes, I already accept that Chile would never spend the money to adequately host such a large world event.... We're just too damn fiscally conservative and not corrupt enough to pay off a selection committee.
    Qatar with only 300k people of course has the opposite view.)

    Jul 15th, 2014 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 Chicureo
    “Can you imaging what would have happened Argentina had hosted the World Cup? (And yes, I already accept that Chile would never spend the money to adequately host such a large world event”

    Neither would The Dark Country: they spend other people's money.

    Jul 15th, 2014 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    As I had suggested one month ago, INSIDE the stadiums everything went according to plan. We are now hearing many reports, by foreign tourists, in which they praise the Brazilians for their hospitality and friendliness. There was never much doubt that this would be the case, and just as well it was...
    But now that the Championship is over, the Brazilians have to get back to reality, the reality of a lousy infrastrucure, the result of the proverbial “too little, too late”.....not to mention that now the government will go back to their corrupt ways. I hope the Brazzos wake up in October, and don't give another vote of confidence to a corrupt government which over the past 11 years has done far less than it could have, and should have.

    Jul 15th, 2014 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I'm glad that Brazil managed this without any major disasters, I had my doubts...

    Apologies if I sound like Conq. but I wouldn't shed a tear if I saw Sepp Blatter swinging from a lampost.
    This corrupt megalomaniac must be expelled from football. He is the worst of FIFA, which is blatantly corrupt. Not the game, but everthing that surrounds it. The 'agents' also should be reined in.
    A thorough clean out is needed!

    Jul 16th, 2014 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Ilsen: Never doubted that Blatter is corrupt... but on the other side, are the corrupters : Lulla and Dilma. Lulla didn't have to try too hard to convince Blatter that Brazil was the best option , a few million dollars into his bank account, stolen by the PT from the Brazilian taxpayers, did the trick. Lulla's actions were designed to fool the Brazilians for a bit longer, while the PT goes about their dirty politics. Hopefully now, in October, both Dilma and Lulla will get kicked out......then , the Federal Police need to investigate how Lulla obtained his wealth...about US$ 2 billion, without ever having worked....

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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