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Topic: FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
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Re: plus arent they like far far away
Posted: Jun 17, 2014 11:32 AM
 

They're really far away at times. Brasil is actually larger than the Continental US (3,119,884 sq miles vs 3,287,597 sq mi) with games scattered all over the country. Rio and São Paulo are roughly the same distance as New York to Boston, so I can get there in about 45 minutes via flight...but if I wanted to go to Manaus, I'd be looking at 4 hrs in the air. Most of the other Northern cities like Natal (where the US just played) are 3 hours+. The US team is actually staying in São Paulo when they're not at games so they can practice, etc.

There's some controversy involving the smaller cities like Manaus not because of the city itself, but because they don't have professional teams large enough to fill the stadium after the World Cup is over.

Cities like Manaus and Cuiabá are interesting because they show the vast diversity of Brasil, but their stadiums are going to sit empty after the games since they aren't large cities. Sure they'll hold games there, but it's not likely they're going to ever be filled to capacity. It's fine for places like São Paulo (population: over 20,000,000) or Rio (pop: 12,000,000) or any of the other major cities though.

Overall the big thing people are angry about here is the fact that the government allows horrible conditions for the poorest people, yet see fit to spend $12 billion+ to host these events. Not to mention the insane level of corruption.

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Subject (Replies: 19) Author Date Posted
FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
TigerNet News® Jun 17, 2014 9:27 AM
we didnt play in Rio though..***
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 9:45 AM
He didn't say he went to a USA game
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 10:28 AM
he went to the country where the world cup is***
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 10:30 AM
LOL, that is your assumption
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 10:39 AM
Envy anyone?
tigerdoc81 Jun 17, 2014 10:51 AM
it would be cool to be there. But I am not envious
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 10:53 AM
Re: Envy anyone?
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:07 AM
yes exactly. Its not the olympics
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:08 AM
Re: Envy anyone?
tigerdoc81 Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM
Who gives a crap...
TigersTeeth Jun 17, 2014 12:54 PM
Re: we didnt play in Rio though..***
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:11 AM
plus arent they like far far away
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:15 AM
Re: plus arent they like far far away
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:32 AM
but what I had issue with with the protestors
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:38 AM
Re: but what I had issue with with the protestors
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM
Re: but what I had issue with with the protestors
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 12:09 PM
Re: FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
TotalTeeTiger® Jun 17, 2014 11:25 AM
What's missing
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 11:29 AM
Re: What's missing
TotalTeeTiger® Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM