Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup

If you've been following it at all, Brazil is in a lot of hot water over their lack of preparedness for the 2014 World Cup.   Nobody who knows Brazil well can claim they are surprised by this.   Brazilians have many strengths - fun, amicable, beautiful, charismatic but well organized and prepared isn't two words I'd use to describe them - individually or culturally.

That said, I loved this line from blogger Fly Brother.  Anyone who knows Brazil would most likely agree, "The Cup will happen, but this mega-event will be the world’s funnest fiasco; only the extreme affability of Brazilians – and their unparalleled fanaticism for futebol – will salvage it."