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Brazil grapples with joy, frustration of World Cup

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Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 5:12 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — It’s a tale of the two World Cups — one on a field and one playing out on this country’s streets.

As Brazilians raise the curtain this week on what’s arguably the world’s most popular sporting event, the country’s fervent love of soccer is butting up against public anger over charges of wasteful spending, corruption, traffic jams, strikes and a litany of other complaints.

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