Magazine article Risk Management

Risk at the World Cup

Magazine article Risk Management

Risk at the World Cup

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For such a popular sport, soccer (or football, as pretty much the entire world prefers) has never been something I could quite get into. Growing up, all my friends played in organized soccer leagues, but I opted for Little League baseball instead. Still, soccer was what we played most often in our free time, probably since all you needed was a ball and a makeshift goal made from, say, a couple of trash cans or maybe a shirt or two. Eventually, basketball became the pickup game of choice and the only time I really followed soccer was when the World Cup came around.

This month, the World Cup "kicks off" in Brazil and I'm hoping the United States has a good showing. But, much like with the horror stories leading up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, my risk management brain is equally concerned by what is happening off the field. According to most reports, not everyone in the country is completely thrilled about the decision to host the World Cup, despite their team being the odds-on favorite to win. Protests have been raging throughout the country since last summer, with many Brazilians expressing outrage that the money spent on the tournament could have been put to better use improving local social services and infrastructure. …

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