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The Brazilian people are angry. There is too much corruption in the government, and too much crime elsewhere (in an extreme and recent instance, a referee fatally stabbed a soccer player, according to an Associated Press report, leading spectators to stone the referee to death and quarter his body).
And in a country with low wages and a shortage of clean water in places, billions of dollars have been spent to build and renovate soccer stadiums for the Confederations and World cups.
The protests forced FIFA to respond to questions about whether Brazil could host the world next year.
Brazil's people are still asking if it is able to host them.
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