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This post is not a comeback, I would not sleep tonight before write something about this. I had no time to check the translation, so excuse me by errors. Portuguese text in the final of this post.

Brazil-fansFans wearing masks with the face of the player Neymar, hide their face to not see the shameful defeat of the Brazilian National Team.

Who in the CBF forgot to pay the electric bill of the Brazilian team? In the country of the blackouts, who was turned off was the Brazilian team…

Check out below the best moments of the Brazil team against Germany:

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Of course I’m sad. I’m a Brazilian. And lose from one or two goals it’s alright, because someone has to lose, but seven goals??? Being 5 goals just in the first thirty minutes? And of course the Germany team is infinitely superior. The Germans are experienced in World Cups, and went into camp organized and rested, while the Brazil team, which in addition to much inferior technically entered the field after two battles in a row: the dramatic decision on penalties against Chile and the war against Colombia, which resulted in two major absences: Neymar, who fractured his spine, and Thiago Silva, suspended for yellow card.

The three goals conceded against France in the final of the 1998 World Cup until it was not so bad. If this can be a consolation for the fans who lost their time, energy and money watching any game of this World Cup in Brazil: The Brazil team is very, very, very bad and only got where they got because they only kicked dead dogs in their path, and still stumbled in Mexicans and was nearly to be eliminated on penalties by the Chileans.

In the first strongest opponent in their path – the Germany of Klose (the biggest scorer of the history of the World Cups from now, with 16 goals) – the Brazil team took a lesson of how to play soccer and how to play a World Cup. Unfortunately, this lesson will never be learned totally. Four years from now, everything will be repeated. At least the next World Cup will not be in Brazil.

And another consolation for the fans with clown faces right now: it was better to lose to Germany than to lose any final for Argentina at the Maracana Stadium, reediting the tragedy of 1950 when Brazil lost to Uruguay playing at home in front of more than hundred thousand people. And tomorrow we will all cheer for the Netherlands!

And finally, this little joke on the Internet: it would be better for the players of Brazil to compete in the UFC – at least there the referee ends the dispute when someone is being beaten too much. And one more joke: after the game, the Globo TV will show a documentary about World War II. At least there, Germany loses.

Ok, let’s laugh a little more with this two memes found on Internet:

joke-1Translation: “Neither Volkswagen makes 5 Gols in 30 minutes. “

joke-2Translation: “Very beautiful homage that players did for Neymar. If he does not play, they do not play too…”

To save and never forget the worst performance in the history of the World Cups of the Brazilian National Team:

INFORMATION:

BRAZIL 1 x 7 GERMANY

BRAZIL – Julio César; Maicon, David Luiz, Dante and Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho (Paulinho) and Oscar; Bernard, Hulk (Ramires) and Fred (Willian). Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

GERMANY – Neuer; Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Hummels (Mertesacker) and Höwedes; Toni Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Khedira (Draxler) and Özil; Thomas Müller and Klose (Schürrle). Coach: Joachim Löw.

GOALS – Müller (10′), Klose (22′), Toni Kroos (24′ and 25′), Khedira (28′), Schürrle (68′ and 78′), and Oscar (90′).

YELLOW CARD – Dante (Brasil).

REFEREE – Marco Rodríguez (Fifa/México).

PUBLIC – 58.141 pessoas.

LOCAL – Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte (MG).

TEXTO EM PORTUGUÊS:

Quem na CBF esqueceu de pagar a conta de energia elétrica da seleção brasileira? No país dos apagões, quem parece ter apagado de vez foi a equipe brasileira…

É claro que estou triste. Eu sou um brasileiro. E perder de um ou dois gols está tudo bem, porque alguém tem que perder, mas sete gols sendo apenas 5 gols nos primeiros 30 minutos? É claro que a seleção alemã é infinitamente superior. Os alemães têm experiência em Copas do Mundo, e foram para o campo organizados e descansados, enquanto a equipe do Brasil, que além de muito inferior tecnicamente entrou no campo após duas batalhas seguidas: a decisão dramática nos pênaltis contra o Chile e a guerra contra a Colômbia, que resultou em duas ausências importantes: Neymar, que fraturou a coluna vertebral, e Thiago Silva, suspenso por cartão amarelo.

Mas levar 3 gols da França na final da Copa de 1998 até que não foi tão ruim. Se serve de consolo para algum torcedor que perdeu seu tempo, suas energias e seu dinheiro assistindo a qualquer jogo do Brasil nesta Copa do Mundo: O time do Brasil é muito muito ruim e só chegou onde chegou porque só chutou cachorro morto pelo caminho, e ainda assim tropeçou nos mexicanos e quase foi eliminado pelos chilenos nos pênaltis.

No primeiro adversário mais forte que encontrou pela frente – A Alemanha de Klose (o maior artilheiro das Copas a partir de agora, com 16 gols) – tomou uma lição de como se joga futebol e de como se deve disputar uma Copa do Mundo. Infelizmente, lições como essa jamais serão aprendidas. Daqui a quatro anos, tudo vai se repetir. Pelo menos, a próxima Copa do Mundo não será mais no Brasil.

E mais um consolo para os torcedores com cara de palhaço: melhor perder para a Alemanha do que perder uma eventual final para a Argentina em pleno Maracanã, reeditando a tragédia de 1950, quando o Brasil perdeu para o Uruguai jogando em casa diante de mais de cem mil pessoas. E amanhã somos todos holandeses contra a Argentina!

E para terminar, essa piadinha na Internet: melhor seria se os jogadores do Brasil disputassem o UFC – pelo menos lá o juiz encerra a disputa quando alguém está apanhando muito. E mais uma piada: após o jogo, a TV Globo vai mostrar um documentário sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Pelo menos lá, a Alemanha perde.

Para guardar e nunca mais esquecer a pior atuação da história da Seleção Brasileira em Copas do Mundo:

FICHA TÉCNICA

BRASIL 1 x 7 ALEMANHA

BRASIL – Julio César; Maicon, David Luiz, Dante e Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho (Paulinho) e Oscar; Bernard, Hulk (Ramires) e Fred (Willian). Técnico: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

ALEMANHA – Neuer; Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Hummels (Mertesacker) e Höwedes; Toni Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Khedira (Draxler) e Özil; Thomas Müller e Klose (Schürrle). Técnico: Joachim Löw.

GOLS – Müller, aos 10, Klose, aos 22, Toni Kroos, aos 24 e aos 25, e Khedira, aos 28 minutos do primeiro tempo; Schürrle, aos 23 e aos 33, e Oscar, aos 45 minutos do segundo tempo.

CARTÃO AMARELO – Dante (Brasil).

ÁRBITRO – Marco Rodríguez (Fifa/México).

PÚBLICO – 58.141 pessoas.

LOCAL – Estádio do Mineirão, em Belo Horizonte (MG).

world-cupChildren watch the World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia in an alley at the Mangueira slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 12 2014.

A World Cup for whom?

For the poor of the slums that will continue to be exploited and humiliated even after all the promises of politicians and rulers that their lives will improve after the World Cup?
For the black and the poor who have no money to buy expensive tickets to be able to cheer for their national team in stadiums built with money earned from the taxes he pays to the government on a abusive daily basis?
For the poor who were expelled from their homes and driven to distant places of the urban areas where foreign delegations will be headquartered?
For these same poor who were expelled from where they lived and received a derisory compensation and after the World Cup will see the places where they lived being given to the property speculation that will make millions?
For the seller of popsicles that will get some lucrative weeks before returning to the misery that ever lived?
Or for the politicians that profited from fraudulent bids and overpriced works, and pocketed much of the values ​​of these works by diverting funds without a modicum of control and inspection by government agencies?
Or for contractors and economic groups who carried out construction and reforms of stadiums and facilities with resources financed by the government and then will administer all this heritage for decades?
Or for the Brazilian media (I say Globo) that will monopolize the information about the World Cup and increase its audience during broadcasts of games and profit with sponsors?

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Note the below photo of Brazilian fans during the opening match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia. Do you see any black in the stands? World Cup, the FIFA big circus for the joy of the white hegemony.

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A World Cup for whom?

Text by Erik Vasconcelos from Jamaica Observer.

According to Leonardo Dupin on journalist Juca Kfouri’s blog, the Minas Arena consortium will have the right to operate the Minerao soccer stadium in Belo horizonte for 25 years after their investment of about $300 million, $180 million of which was kindly lent by Brazil’s state development bank, BNDES. The agreement guarantees that the Government of the state of Minas Gerais will cover any losses in their business up to $1.7 million. In 2013, the consortium had losses every month of the year and the State footed the bill, giving them over $20 million to secure corporate profits.

The Government is generally not as straightforward in trying to protect corporations from losses. It seems that this time, the State didn’t try to be very roundabout and just funnelled money directly from the pockets of the tax-paying poor.

The consortiums that control other World Cup stadiums have similar sweetheart deals, with “investment” money generously coming from BNDES, the largest tool of upward wealth transfer in Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff appears frequently on TV to assure us that the total spent on stadiums was “only” $4 billion, whereas total overall is around $11.5 billion, most of which should actually be “recouped” by the public, because they were “loans”.

Rouseff forgot to account for subsidies and concession contracts. She also forgot to account for evictions and urban make-up projects intended to hide our poor from fearful tourists. Not to mention the cost of the police state that has wreaked havoc since the World Cup and the Olympics were announced to be held in Brazil.

Protests and criticisms have abounded, however, culminating on May 15 in the International Day of World Cup Resistance (15M). People took to the streets in many Brazilian capitals, accompanied by teachers, public transportation workers and, in Pernambuco, police strikes. Also worthy of note was the manifestation of the Homeless Workers Movement, comprised of people who have the biggest reasons to complain: The World Cup caps off a model of urban development that evicts the poor from the city centres and pushes the value of their labour even lower.

The Government, as always, tries to paint the Worker’s Party (PT) administration as the halcyon days of never-ending development, but the honeymoon is over. No matter who conquers the World Cup, the real winner is corporate capitalism.

Nothing illustrates this better than the gentrification of Maracana stadium, once a hub for the people, but now a place attended exclusively by the elite, where fans are supposed to watch the game sitting down, taking off your jersey is forbidden, fireworks are “unsafe”, and the flags you take are strictly regulated according to FIFA’s rulebook. If not even soccer is like we used to do it, we can only ask the biggest question from 15M: World Cup for whom?

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Recommended reading: http://www.marxist.com/fifa-brazil-wave-of-protest-and-strikes.htm.

Earlier on Thursday, June 12th, a demonstration called “If Do Not Have Rights, Will not Have Cup” in support of Metro employees laid off because of the strike that lasted almost a week in the capital of the state of São Paulo and against the hosting of the World Cup, took the chaos to the east side of the town. Again, the fascist government of Geraldo Alckmin sent the riot police to dialogue with the protesters with their usual diplomacy. Inside the unfinished stadium Corinthians Arena, President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Joseph Blatter were praised by the crowd with shouts of  “Dilma go f*ck yourself” and “Blatter go f*ck yourself”. Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull sang for an unmotivated public. A very poor opening ceremony for the billions of dollars of taxpayer thrown in the trash. Read more here.

Credits for the photos: Fabio Braga/Folhapress, Nelson Antoine/Associated Press, Ernesto Rodrigues/Folhaspress.

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In Rio de Janeiro, the city that will host the final match and the closing ceremony of the World Cup, protesters and police clashed. Several protesters were arrested and some were injured. Leia mais aqui.

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As in Porto Alegre, in the south, where there was turmoil and destruction (read more here), several protests against the host of the World Cup promise to shake the main cities in Brazil in the next days.

CNN journalists were injured during protests

Two journalists from CNN were injured during anti-Cup protest nearby Subway Carrão in São Paulo. CNN correspondent Shasta Darlington and CNN producer Barbara Arvanitidis were slightly injured while covering the protest in Sao Paulo, on this Thursday. A tear gas canister fired by police hit the team. Darlington suffered a minor cut on her arm and Arvanitidis was hit on her wrist when they broadcast the protest live for CNN. The video is available on the CNN website here. They received medical care in an emergency room of Vila Alpina, east of São Paulo, and were released. Protesters were trying to march toward Corinthians Stadium, site of today’s opening World Cup match.

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Some images are better than thousand words. It is a tradition for the Brazilian people to decorate the streets of major cities with drawings, colors and themes in the years of the World Cup, but this time the themes are different from the past editions of the tournament.

Grafitti throughout Brazil are expressing dissatisfaction of millions of Brazilians with the World Cup and FIFA. The drawings mentioning removals of poor people from their homes, the corruption of Brazilian politicians in partnership with the organization and the precarious situation of basic services such as health compared to the sumptuous government spending on the tournament.

Already are classic images as the boy crying for food while it only has a single ball on the plate, signed by painter and graffiti artist Paul Ito and the train with gigantic inscription “Fuck Fifa”. Ito is one of the most active names in criticism Cup.

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At next, some of great graffiti against FIFA and the World Cup.

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I just have more two words to say: F*CK FIFA.

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Art by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito Art by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito

THROW FIFA OUT OF THE GAME
Dave Zirin / The New York Times

ZirinMost people associate FIFA, the organization that oversees international soccer, with the quadrennial joy of the World Cup. But as the 2014 tournament begins next week in Brazil, FIFA is plagued by levels of corruption, graft and excess that would shame Silvio Berlusconi.

Despite the palatial estates, private planes and pompous airs of FIFA’s current leaders, the organization actually has quite humble origins.

FIFA was founded in 1904 in Paris as a simple rule-making committee that aimed to regulate the guidelines for a new, rapidly expanding sport when played between nations. Because it was founded in Paris, the organization took its acronym, FIFA, from the French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association. What began as an effort to make sure that practices like punching one’s opponents would not be seen as a legitimate part…

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