If you're a betting man and if they have betting lines on hosting the 2014 World Cup you'd be wise to put a bundle on Brazil. Sure they have some issues with poverty, crime and substandard stadia but they have one big thing in their favor. FIFA has said they intend to hold the tournament in South America and Brazil is the only country bidding to play host.
The actual presentation of the bid had little of the flair that the country's known for. Instead of a conga line led by a thong-clad beachcomber snaking through the meeting and delivering the documents, the soccer federation opted for a more Germanic approach.
With little pomp and fanfare, lone candidate Brazil submitted its bid Tuesday to host the 2014 World Cup. The Brazil delegation showcased its plans in a 30-minute presentation before handing over a 900-page bid document to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The delegation included Brazilian soccer federation president Ricardo Teixeira, former Brazil player Romario and author Paulo Coelho.
Bid organizers refused to publicly reveal details, including budget estimates.
FIFA can still reject Brazil's bid which would open the floor to countries outside of South America, including the United States. Something tells me that if the Brazil delegation had tabbed Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio instead of Teixeira, Romario and Coelho questions about the bid would have fallen by the wayside. When faced with the fitness of those three foxes who is going to care about the fitness of the country's infrastructure?