Just how much is Brazil willing to spend on both the World Cup and the Olympics? Picture: AP
After years of preparation, Brazil's World cup has finally kicked off, though not all is going as planned.
Ahead of yesterday's opening ceremony, protesters clashed with police in Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio De Janerio and Sao Paulo. Demonstrators were rallying against corruption and inequality in the country after the government spent an estimated $US11 billion to renovate existing stadiums, build new sporting grounds and reinforce core infrastructure ahead of the event.