Brazil is ready for World Cup: President Rousseff

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Sao Paulo, June 11: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that the "pessimists" who questioned her country's ability to host the FIFA World Cup have "lost".

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She said that the pessimists were proven wrong because of the Brazilian peoples constant hard work and determination. She noted that her country has the needed airports, stadiums and energy resources to prove the pessimists wrong, reports EFE.

She stressed that even during the preparation for the World Cup, the government had not stopped investing in health and education sectors. The president added that if any violations were proven, those responsible would be punished.

Roussef said that the World Cup will bring revenues for her country.

Speaking about the protests against the high cost of hosting the World Cup amid demands of improving the health and education sectors, Rousseff stressed that the right for protest and for expression is granted but violations will be confronted.


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