Some people are targeting even the Cup itself to protest against the expenditure on the Football World Cup. Yesterday the exhibition of the trophy in Belém had to be closed at 7pm – two hours before the arranged time and with a lot of people still queueing outside – because a few people threw stones and pieces of wood into the building. The protesters also complained about the rise of the bus fare since Monday.

Carlos AlbertoTorres captain of 1970's team

Carlos AlbertoTorres captain of 1970’s team

According to the Trophy Tour organisers there had been 12 thousand visitors in Belém( Pará ), which was the 21st capital to have the trophy exhibited. It had been to 90 countries before arriving in Brazil and today it has arrived in Teresina, capital of Piaui. After that it goes to Natal (22/5), João Pessoa (23 and 24/5), Fortaleza (25 and 26/5), Brasilia (27 and 28/5) finishing in São Paulo on 29/5 till 1st June.

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About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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