I've heard that Brazil invested 11 billion dollars to prepare for the world cup and have made less than 1 billion. Is it true? If so, does it mean that they lost 10 billion dollars?

And if that's true, didn't they make the calculations to predict the income of their investments?

  • Can you provide the reference from where you know this? It might help to give an answer.
    – SahuKahn
    Aug 4, 2014 at 8:06
  • @SahuKahn I heard it on the news, can't find any online link that support or deny that claim, if anything pops up, I'll edit the question and notify you
    – Lynob
    Aug 4, 2014 at 9:09

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I spent some time researching and this is as good as information I could find, though there seems like there is no released official earned revenue just yet.

Based on this http://www.tsmplug.com/football/world-cup-total-revenue-4-billion/ Brazil was projected to make $4 Billion through marketing and TV rights.

And based on this document released by FIFA itself http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/36/32/63/faq_en_neutral.pdf, it costed $15 Billion for Brazil to host the world cup ($2 Billion of that which was covered byFIFA).

So that means that Brazil ended up loosing $11 Billion!

  • so there’s some truth to it!
    – Lynob
    Aug 9, 2014 at 20:59

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