World Cup 2014: Is Brazil ready?

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The World Cup, one of the world’s biggest sporting events, takes place once every four years. As the global sporting competition gets ready to kick off, the question remains: Is Brazil, the host nation, ready?

Over the next month, the top 32 football teams on the planet will battle it out to determine who’ll take home the famous golden trophy. While there’s great anticipation for lots of goals and thrilling entertainment, is Brazil prepared to host one of the world’s biggest sporting events? CCTV correspondent Joel Richards reports from Rio de Janeiro.

2014 World Cup: Is Brazil ready?

2014 World Cup: Is Brazil ready?

Over the next month, the top 32 football teams on the planet will battle it out to determine who’ll take home the famous golden trophy. While there's great anticipation for lots of goals and thrilling entertainment, is Brazil prepared to host one of the world's biggest sporting events? CCTV correspondent Joel Richards reports from Rio de Janeiro.
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While there are plenty of advantages for Brazil in hosting the World Cup, what are some of the disadvantages? To discuss these issues, CCTV’s Anand Naidoo is joined by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Vasco Mota Pereira, a football reporter. The interview is divided into two parts.

Part I:

Sotero and Pereira on the 2014 World Cup: Part I

Sotero and Pereira on the 2014 World Cup: Part I

While there are plenty of advantages for Brazil in hosting the World Cup, what are some of the disadvantages? To discuss these issues, CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Vasco Mota Pereira, a football reporter.
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Part II:

Sotero and Pereira on the pros and cons of Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup: Part II

Sotero and Pereira on the pros and cons of Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup: Part II

While there are plenty of advantages for Brazil in hosting the World Cup, what are some of the disadvantages? To discuss these issues, CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Vasco Mota Pereira, a football reporter.
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