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2014 FIFA world Cup Opened with Colourufl innugrul Ceremony highliting Brazilian Culture

2014 FIFA world Cup Opened with Colourufl innugrul Ceremony highliting Brazilian Culture
2014 FIFA world Cup Opened with Colourufl innugrul Ceremony highliting Brazilian Culture

World Cup kicks off with lavish ceremony

By Umaid Wasim in Sao Paulo

THE day finally arrived all Brazilians and i he world were waiting for.

After all the concerns over    construction

delays, strikes and protests. the 2014 FIFA World Cup opened with a colourful inaugural ceremony highlighting the Brazilian culture on Thursday.

A protest l.i kilometres away from the Arena Corinthians six hours before the first match between Brazil and Croatia kicked off at 5:00pm local time (1:00am FST, Friday) had threatened to steal the spotlight away from the opening of the world’s biggest sports event.

But police managed to
SAO PAULO: A colourful dance during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena here on Thursday.—Reuters
quell the protest and the stage was set for a lavish opening to this year’s FIFA showpiece which was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 12 heads of
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states. Performers showed the diversity of the Brazilian culture, at the jam-packed 61,000-cap-acily arena highlighting the country’s vast expanse of rainforests

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