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São Paulo coach criticises World Cup legacy

Muricy Ramalho is considered quite outspoken in Brazil
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Muricy Ramalho doesn’t think that Brazil will benefit for hosting this year’s competition and has revealed that USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann shares his fears.

Those in favour of the World Cup say that the country will enjoy improved urban mobility and better airports as a consequence of hosting the World Cup but the São Paulo coach has revealed that he is not so convinced.

“They always promise a great World Cup with a legacy. This word seems to be the solution to everything. You spend billions and billions and talk about legacy. And all we see is a bad legacy,” said Muricy Ramalho.

“The money spent could have been spent on many other good things. Lots of improvements that were promised have been forgotten about.”

Ramalho doesn’t feel that improved stadiums is enough and he revealed that these views are also shared by USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, whose team will base themselves at São Paulo’s training centre during the World Cup.

“Klinsmann thought it was great here but he also criticised the hotel situation and questioned how easy it would be to enter and leave the stadiums,” the 58-year-old revealed.


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