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Brazil's president defends hosting World Cup

Dilma Rousseff says billions spent on building infrastructure for football event brought "immense" gains to country.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff talks about her country's social and economic woes at a time when it is hosting the 2014 World Cup.

    Rousseff, who is running for re-election in October, said that while her country spent billions to host the international football tournament, the event also brought "immense" gains to the country including the construction of infrastructure.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from the capital Brasilia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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