Also former player commented on the demonstrations, but especially to the criticism at the FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo, who was the 1994 and 2002 World Champion and is Ambassador of the World Cup 2014, defended the spending on the World Cup: “to not make a World Championship with hospitals”. The ex-soccer player was on the streets as well as in the social networks aim fierce criticism and satires. The appeal of triple world champion and the World Cup Pele, Ambassador also caused resentment. He asked that “this whole mess that happened in Brazil” will be forgotten. “Let us remember that the Brazilian team is our country and our blood. Mock we”not our team. The critiques of Pele were less intense in comparison with those of Ronaldo.
It is obvious the demonstrations are aimed against the Brazilian National team. But, there is a general dissatisfaction with the handling of public funds for the realization of the spectacle, which goes hand in hand with social inequality, repression of the police and corruption in politics at the same time. The most important social actor under the former footballers is Romario, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994. He vehemently criticized the use of public money for FIFA and, indeed, that the “World Cup is the largest theft of in history” be. According to the data of the Ministry of sport, total expenditure for the World Cup already at 9.7 billion euros.
The Brazilian Federal Government anticipates spending up to 11.5 billion euros. The matches of the Confederations Cup are marked by conflicts between demonstrators and the police, so the atmosphere in the stadiums of joy and celebration. After the victory of the Brazilian about Italy, which was held in the State of Minas Gerais, a protester from an overpass fell and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The most unfortunate moment in the course of the protests was the bloodshed last Monday in the slum “favela da Nova Holanda”.