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Brazil World Cup opening bedevilled by corruption, strikes

Brazil is days away from Thursday's FIFA World Cup opening, but as soccer fanatics focus on the matches, the country is bracing for security threats, potential transport chaos, and disillusionment toward government and FIFA stemming from corruption allegations.

Disillusioned mood greets World Cup revellers amid labour strife, anger over poverty

Even a football-crazy nation like Brazil is cool to the upcoming World Cup, its citizens frustrated at the money spent on the tournament instead of fighting poverty 2:24

Brazil is days away from Thursday's World Cup opening, but as soccer fanatics focus on the matches, the country is bracing for security threats, potential transport chaos, and disillusionment toward government and FIFA stemming from corruption allegations.

A woman walks past graffiti by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito referencing the 2014 World Cup. While soccer fans brace for the matches, angry Brazilians have contended that money spent on building soccer stadiums should have been spent instead on fighting poverty. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)

CBC's Susan Ormiston reports from Sao Paulo about the anger on the ground ahead of the international sporting competition, and simmering protests against the perception that public money is being spent on soccer stadiums instead of fighting poverty. Watch Ormiston's full report in the video player above.