it would be interesting to know how much Brazil would have spend in advertising money for the reports about the country in all TV station around the world.
Advertising is an investment into the future. And I am sure the tourists who came had a great time and will report so back home, inspiring other people to go.
It is not only the money spent, one should also calculate what comes back in the next years., plus what came back right now during the worldcup.
I know all business in the hotel area made a big profit! Cumbuco prices for rooms tripled!
But sure, money was wasted...who needs a stadium in Manaus? Fifa should refund the money to Brazil that they let that happen. How stupid can people be? Amazingly stupid!
Brazil also has to fight corruption, crime, poverty and bureaucracy big time.
A friend of mine started a project for a guesthouse at a kite spot (nothing else there yet) and he tried for 5 years...I know a lot of the stories happening...if he wrote a book, no one else would invest in Brazil anymore, unbelievable! e.g. he had to make the tax papers for a lady who already died 10 years ago...
Germans might be better in soccer, but Brazilians are better in Kitesurf (well, Freestyle)
Go Germany, go Brazil. And good luck to Netherlands and Argentina!