Just awhile ago, Group E started as Switzerland and Ecuador go head to head in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Later today, the play continues with France and Honduras at 2:00 pm and then again at 5:00 pm with Argentina and Bosnia. Many people predict that Switzerland and Ecuador will give each other a very hard time due to the fact that, if either team loses they will be faced with the fact that they may no longer move up. Some people believe that Switzerland will win this match, not only because they are ranked highest in the group at the moment (6th), but because they qualified at the top of the European table. Winning both matches in the pre-world cup friendlies against Jamaica (1-0) and Peru (2-0). Another reason people may believe the Swiss will when is because Ecuador has lost a key player.
A Recap of Previous Matches
On Thursday June, 12 was the start of the FIFA World Cup with Brazil winning 3-1 against Croatia.
Friday June, 13 Mexico faced Cameroon with Mexico winning 1-0. Later that day Spain and Netherlands went head to head with Netherlands winning by 4 points (1-5) and Chile and Australia with Chile winning 3-1.
On Saturday June, 14 there were 4 different matches: Colombia vs. Greece (3-0), Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (1-3), England vs. Italy (1-2), and last but not least, Cote D’ivoire vs. Japan (2-1).
But with all the exciting matches and games, have we forgotten whats going on behind the scenes? Many people are protesting the games, mainly because the government spent millions of dollars on the arena and everything else, when they could have used that money to help rebuild the cities and just overall help the Brazilian people. But there are people and web sites like Midia Ninja, who’s journalist and reporters are constantly out there with the activists, with their smartphones and cameras capturing everything that is going on in the streets where the games are being held. Although Fifa predicted that this World Cup would leave a legacy in Brazil, many other people completely disagree.
“No one believes the World Cup will leave a legacy in Brazil, as Fifa claims,” says Felipe Altenfender of Mídia Ninja.
Although the World Cup itself might not leave a legacy for Brazil, all the protests against it just might. With everything else going on, many people are upset because many people in Brazil who are not in the upper class cannot even get tickets to watch their home team play. Some might not even be able to watch the games on TV. And that reason alone can be very upsetting for them, especially since it is a very soccer oriented country. Activist Danilo Cajazeira agrees stating,