To give another view of the opening day ‘festivities’, here is an image of protesters in the streets of Sao Paolo. The build up to this tournament has been marred by protests against the huge costs of hosting this World Cup.
Estimates of how much the tournament will eventually cost do vary but what is certain is the feeling of anger by the Brazilian public over how its government is spending money. With over £6billion being spent on infrastructure directly related to the tournament it is clear that many Brazilians feel as though the World Cup might leave a legacy that may eventually damage the country more than it helps it.
With the 2016 Olympics being held in Rio we may yet see more anger and more protests directed towards those in charge in Brazil.
Link to Reuters report on the cost of the World Cup in picture.