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Why Qatar is Spending $200 Billion On Soccer

South Africa — a country of some 50 million people — spent around $2.7 billion to stage the 2010 World Cup. Brazil’s 2014 World Cup costs have been rising, and have driven recent mass protests: how can a government pour so much money into sports, when so many citizens lack access to basic health care and education? Brazil has 192

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