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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 13:26
Brazil 'ready' for football World Cup, says Rousseff
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her country is ready, on and off the pitch, for the football World Cup which starts tomorrow.

In a TV address, she said "the pessimists" had been defeated by the determination of the Brazilian people.

She rejected criticism of overspending, saying that the tournament would leave a lasting legacy of infrastructure.

Brazil has seen a year of protests against bad governance and perceived excessive spending on the World Cup.

 
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