2014 FIFA World Cup
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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is less than three months away and while each of the 32 teams continue their final preparations ahead of the most popular event in soccer, fans of the game remain focused on supporting their national team for what they hope becomes a memorable tournament experience. While actions taking place on the pitch are certainly the focal point of the summer event, celebrities and soccer enthusiasts enjoy putting their own personal stamp on a tournament that continues to grow in popularity every four years.

In January, music icons Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte released the song ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ that was deemed the official anthem of the World Cup by FIFA. A catchy tune, ‘We Are One’ truly encapsulates the intensity, excitement and positive feeling the summer games are supposed to bring to all those involved and while the latest gem released by the popular entertainment figures was accepted by millions across the world, a bit of a backlash was created recently when another record artist debuted what is being referred to as the anti-World Cup theme.

Composed and recorded by Brazilian pop figure Edu Krieger, Desculpe, Neymar (‘Sorry, Neymar’) is a song that targets all the terrible things taking place throughout Brazil at the present time. Krieger’s lyrics call for forgiveness from Neymar -- who plays as a member of the Brazilian National team while also fulfilling club duties with La Liga giants Barcelona -- because Krieger and many others will not be rooting for the native team to win the 2014 World Cup. The composition hits home when the topic of the “real World Cup champions” arises because, in Krieger’s opinion, Brazil can never claim top honor due to the fact that schools and hospitals across the country are on the verge of failure while numerous stadiums stand as monumental figures.

Thousands of native Brazilians continue to protest the upcoming World Cup due to lousy school systems, lack of job opportunities, impoverished living conditions and corruption within the Brazilian government but despite the public proceedings, the highly-anticipated tournament is scheduled to go on as planned. Hundreds have already been arrested and Brazil law enforcement plans to equip a riot force comprised of 10,000 police officers in an attempt to halt any dangerous actions come the June event.

Continuing to receive growing support for his anti-theme, Edu Krieger hopes his message is received across the globe, a message visible through the lyrics below.

Desculpe, Neymar Lyrics

I’m sorry Neymar,

But during this world cup I won’t be cheering for you,

I’m tired of watching our people fading slowly on TV shows,

In the meantime FIFA worries about standards,

We’re guided by thieves that play dirty to win,

I’m sorry Neymar, I’m not cheering this time.

Parreira I saw,

That Tetra [championship] make people so happy,

But we won’t be real champions spending over 10 billion to have the world cup in the country,

We have beautiful and monumental stadiums,

In the meantime schools and hospitals are about to fail,

Parreira I saw, an abyss between the two Brazils.

Sorry Felipao,

When Cafu lifted the World Cup and showed it,

Your roots in such a solemn moment which turned Jardim Irene in a portrait of Brazil,

The promised spring never came,

Life is worth more than a goal,

And the improvements where are they?

Sorry Felipao, our country didn’t flourish.

I know supporter,

That my simple and honest opinion,

Won’t make you that makes little money and lives poorly,

Stop going to the end together with our team,

Even without money to pay an expensive ticket,

You’ll never stop loving our team wherever they go,

I know supporter, it’s you that is right.

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