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Brazilian Protests Undermine Benefits Of Hosting Mega-Sporting Events
Published June 27, 2013
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CHANGING VIEWS: One senior UEFA official said, "There are things that cannot be done any more in the 21st century. You cannot ask for scant resources to be used just for entertainment. It's unacceptable. [FIFA President Sepp] Blatter says Euro 2020 will have no spirit, but it's absurd in this day and age to ask for huge capital investment for a tournament that lasts three weeks and leaves no legacy. It's a luxury that we simply can't afford. The sacrifices are simply too great." (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/26).