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Days before World Cup, much of Brazil just not in the mood Published: June 6, 2014

(Reuters) - The upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil was supposed to be the party to end all parties.

What more could a fan want?

The home of Carnival and "the beautiful game," as Pelé once famously called it, finally had the economic, political and social stability to host the tournament for the first time since 1950 and any of Brazil's subsequent five World Cup titles, more than for any other nation, according to Reuters.

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