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Updated: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:19:09 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Brazil World Cup opening bedevilled by corruption, strikes



A woman walks past graffiti by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito referencing the 2014 World Cup. While soccer fans brace for the matches, angry Brazilians have contended that money spent on building soccer stadiums should have been spent instead on feeding the poor. Nacho Doce/Reuters

A woman walks past graffiti by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito referencing the 2014 World Cup. While soccer fans brace for the matches, angry Brazilians have contended that money spent on building soccer stadiums should have been spent instead on feeding the poor. Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil is days away from Thursday's World Cup opening, but as soccer fanatics focus on the matches, the country is bracing for security threats, potential transport chaos, and disillusionment toward government and FIFA stemming from corruption allegations.

CBC's Susan Ormiston reports from Sao Paulo about the anger on the ground ahead of the international sporting competition, and simmering protests against the perception that public money is being spent on soccer stadiums instead of fighting poverty. Watch Ormiston's full report in the video player above.

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