Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli is “worried about the protests in Brazil"
Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli has admitted he is “worried about the protests in Brazil” ahead of next month’s World Cup.
Over a million people took to the streets during last summer’s Confederations Cup to demonstrate their anger with the governments financial management.
One of the protestors frustrations is the amount of public money that has been spent to facilitate hosting the World Cup and demonstrations are expected to occur throughout the tournament.
For Prandelli, this is a cause for concern, but the tactician understands why the protests will take place.
“I am worried about the protests in Brazil, as there is too much disparity between those who are comfortable and those in terrible conditions,” he told ANSA, as reported by Football Italia.
“The organisation will lock squads away from all this, but as we did in 2013 during the Confederations Cup, we will watch what is happening on TV. We’re aware of what is happening in the country and I say if a million people are taking to the streets in order to protest, there must be a reason.”