Brazil has the whole world tuned on to them right now, but here are some facts which might make on see the larger picture, as the FIFA world cup gets to its business end of the all important round of 16.
To stay on to the host nation where football is equivalent to religion, here’s something that encapsulates the very basic about Brazilian football.
By now, you’d have a good idea as to which stadiums host the matches. Here’s a graphical representation of the magnanimous (and heavily guarded) stadiums of brazil, which cost the country a lot of money as it had to be world class infrastructure and adhere to various FIFA norms as well . We know that the acoustics of the stadiums is one contributing factor to the noise and cheer- but the primary reason still remains the ardent fans!
It also has created a social buzz(just like every WC) that has been unparalleled so far, with tweets flying around, facebook status’s reflecting contrasting emotions, and other various social media forms alive like never before. Maybe we can sum it all up with the help of this.
Some more numerical figures which you might not have known about FIFA world cup 2014, the sheer scale of volume might just leave you slightly stupefied.