In July 2007, while delivering his proposal to FIFA, Brazil guaranteed that 18 cities were able to host World Cup matches. A month later, FIFA inspectors toured the stadiums and infrastructure in Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Porto Alegre and met the projects of other cities. Finally, on October 30, 2007, came the official announcement: the 2014 World Cup was going to be in Brazil.
On May 31, 2009, were announced the host cities: Manaus, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Cuiaba, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro. The final will be at Maracana. The mascot will be the three-banded armadillo Fuleco, whose name was chosen in a disputed election.
Dollar going up against the real
After the small relief that the dollar gave yesterday, the U.S. currency rose again on Wednesday (21) at around the level of R $ 2.42, with investors mindful of the intervention strategy of the Central Bank and the release of the minutes of the July meeting of the Federal Reserve. Around 3pm today, the dollar rose 2.26%, to R$ 2.4482.
The high dollar must be the only way to attract foreigners to the World Cup in Brazil, because Brazil is so damn high right now!