WORLD CUP FOR WHOM AND FOR WHAT? 

18/03/2020

VIEWS ON THE LEGACY OF THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL 

Hosting the FIFA World Cup gives the country that receives it the attention of the whole world and the promise of social and economic gains, wrapped in the magical climate of the emotion of football. But for the first time in history, what we see is a great wave of questions about the real meanings of an international mega-event for the population that receives it. Seeking to reflect on these meanings, together with the already motto "Cup for whom ?," the Heinrich Böll Foundation invited journalists and experts to gather their analyzes in a dossier. 

Thus, reports, articles, maps, photos and videos show how the actions of FIFA, governments and sponsoring companies are increasingly commercializing public spaces using the justification of future benefits for the Brazilians who will host the Cup. 


Part of the articles show that we will have the most expensive World Cup ever: around 85% of the costs will be borne by the public coffers, in the opposite direction to what former President Lula said, 파워볼사이트 when he said that everything would be "paid for" by the private sector. Preparations for the World Cup also influenced the already serious housing issue in Brazil, as the large projects officially linked to urban mobility, many of them still unfinished, are bringing about the removal of about 200,000 people, according to data from Ancop (National Articulation of World Cup Popular Committees).

This web dossier was designed for an international audience, so it is already online in German and will soon be in English. But we believe that even if thought in this way, the analyzes also add relevant data and reflections for Brazilians who seek critical perspectives on reality and positions that strengthen the search for the guarantee of rights.