Brazil is in no way, shape or form ready for the World Cup beginning on Thursday. The country has faced massive protests, worker deaths, incomplete projects and huge transportation issues.
The latest problem to come to light was a 214 mile-long traffic jam. That coupled with subway worker strikes has led to enormous waits for basic transportation everywhere, reports NBC.
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Around $11.5 billion has been spent already, with a number of the stadium projects having not even been started. Eight men have died as a result from accidents building the 12 stadiums.
Manaus, where England is set to play their first game, has declared a state of emergency from flooding and also happens to be in the middle of a fatal dengue fever outbreak.
This World Cup is similar to a dress rehearsal for the 2016 Olympics. If the performance here is any indication, Rio 2016 will be even worse than Sochi.