The Dark Side of The FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup causes more problems for the countries that play host to them, Then why are some nations eager for the title of home to the World Cup 20(whatever)? Because they argue that the benefits and prestige on an international level, make the costs worthwhile.
But they don't, here are several reasons why...
1. There are many ordinary citizens who's lives are ruined just for each and every athlete standing on a podium and accepting a medal, just to make way for the competition.
2. In Rio, 19,000 families were removed from their homes ever since 2009, to make way for World Cup and Olympic related projects.
3. In 2008, China removed 1.5 million people for the Beijing Olympics.
4. Qatar, which is set to host the World Cup in 2022, has made hundreds of Muslim workers die on construction related projects.
5. After sporting events, Mega event facilities are forgotten, unused, and left to rust.
1. Brazil plans to spend $31 billion on the World Cup and Olympics, but the final cost most likely will be twice that amount.
2. Brazil should have used the $900 million it takes to build ONE stadium, to build DOZENS of new hospitals. Just think what $31 billion could do.
I'll leave you off with this quote
"And when I thought about this, I didn't think about money..., I thought about an event of this magnitude" - Former president Luis Inácio lula da silva
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