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Romário fears 2014 World Cup has the "greatest theft in history"

Former soccer player and deputy blamed politicians management and said the situation will get worse

For Romário, the worst is yet to come as there will be emergency works (credit: Agência Brasil)
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Posted on 19/03/2012 11:49 h
updated on 03/04/2012 12:58 h

The former soccer player and federal deputy Romário, one of the leading critics of the way that the 2014 World Cup has been organized, warned on this Sunday (18) that the competition will become the country’s "greatest theft in history", all because of the mismanagement of Brazilian politicians.

"This farce will get worse when we have one year and a half left for the World Cup. The worst is yet to come because the government will let the emergency works happen, those that do not require bids. Then, the greatest theft in the history of Brazil will happen," said Romário through his Facebook page.

For him, "the government deceives the people," and President Dilma Rousseff "is being deceived or allows being deceived" when she says that the World Cup will be the best of all time.

Romário criticized the absence of deputies at the meeting between FIFA president Joseph Blatter and Dilma, last Friday, when the project of the General Law of the World Cup was discussed, which is scheduled to be voted on in the Congress this week.

After the meeting, Blatter revealed that Dilma gave him ample and full guarantees that Brazil will respect "all commitments made to FIFA," including to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the stadiums, which is one of the points that generates more rejection in Congress.

The soccer player of the year in 1994 invited all the Brazilians to protest and said that the people are absolutely right in demanding and claiming from politicians to be more serious and responsible on matters relating to the World Cup.

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