Soccer-FIFA is the real president of Brazil, says Romario (Reuters)

(strong language in fourth paragraph) June 22 (Reuters) – Former Brazil forward Romario has described FIFA as “the real president of Brazil” and said the money spent on stadiums for the 2014 World Cup could have been used to build thousands of new schools. Romario, who spearheaded Brazil’s attack when they won the 1994 World Cup and is now a congressman, said Brazil had spent more than twice as much on hosting the World Cup as Germany did in 2006 and South Africa four years later. “That is taking the piss,” he said in a video posted the web sites of several Brazilian newspapers. …

You must be logged in to post a comment Login