Brazil hits back at Blatter criticism

July 19, 2013
By Associated Press






RIO DE JANERIO -- Brazil's government defended the country as host of the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, a day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter warned that recent protests meant it might have been the wrong choice.



More than one million people took to the streets during last month's Confederations Cup -- the warm-up for the World Cup -- angry at Brazil's poor public services, contrasted with almost ...

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