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Brazil vows that it's 'ready' for the World Cup

Despite fatal construction accidents, massive strikes, and whatever this is, Brazil swears it's "ready" for tomorrow's World Cup.

The country's president Dilma Rousseff lashed out at critics Tuesday, saying they were "pessimists" for believing Brazil's preparations weren't up to snuff.

"Brazil overcame the main obstacles and is ready on and off the pitch for the cup," she said, stressing that the investments in the stadiums and airports would reward the country in the long-term.

"For any country, organizing a cup is like playing a game, sweating and often suffering, with the possibility of extra-time and penalty kicks. But the final result and celebration are worth the effort." If all the preparations were really worth the astounding $11 billion price tag remains to be seen.