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2014 World Cup Could Cost Brazil $14.6B

The cost for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil could reach R$30B ($14.6B), according to Fabricio Marques of GLOBOESPORTE. The last balance sheets from the Ministry of Sports and the Court of Auditors of the Union estimate the current expenses for the World Cup to be around R$27B ($13.2B) which is a 15% increase from the R$23.5B ($11.4B) that was projected in '10. However, the total costs for the WC, which starts in "exactly two years," will increase to about R$30B ($14.6B) (GLOBOESPORTE, 6/12).

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP EXPENSES
CATEGORY
COST
CATEGORY
COST
Urban mobility
R$12.004B ($5.83B)
Hotels
R$428.2M ($208M)
Airports
R$7.354B ($3.57B)
Telecommunications
R$371.2M ($180.32M)
Stadiums
R$6.778B ($3.29B)
Tourism
R$371M ($180.22M)
Security
R$1.8B ($875M)
Others
R$51.4M ($24.97M)
Ports
R$902.8M ($438.56M)
 

TWO YEARS AWAY: INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.biz's Andrew Warshaw reported that with the 2014 World Cup exactly two years away, FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke has spoken of the "rising anticipation" throughout South America. Valcke said, "You can really feel already the rising anticipation especially among the South American teams who seem almost desperate to take part in the first FIFA World Cup in their own continent for 34 years" (INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.biz, 6/12).