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Examining the fallout of the World Cup in Brazil

by A Martínez and Jacob Margolis | Take Two®

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Gonzalo Jara of Chile (not pictured) shoots and hits the post to miss the decisive penalty against Julio Cesar of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Ian Walton/Getty Images

It's obvious that the 2014  World Cup has been a HUGE event for Brazil. And even though it's Argentina facing off against Germany in this Sunday's final, the fallout from the tournament has and continues to be significant. 

From criticism about their national soccer team AND about government spending to the country's priorities and the upcoming presidential election - Brazil has a ton going on.

Mauricio Savarese is a Brazilian author and journalist, who joined A Martinez on the line from Brazil to break everything down.

According to him, while people are still reeling from Brazil's loss to Germany, attention is going to start turning towards the national election soon.

But, he says, that it's unlikely that the World Cup results will impact the election at all, since everything was fairly well run, and because the primary focus is going to be jobs and the economy.


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