World Cup http://wlrn.org en Is Brazil Ready To Step On The World Stage? http://wlrn.org/post/brazil-ready-step-world-stage As Brazil readies to host next year's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, <em>All Things Considered</em> host Melissa Block is in the country reporting on how it's all coming together.<p>Although soccer is a major enterprise in Brazil, it hasn't hosted the World Cup since 1950, when it suffered a major defeat to Uruguay. It's become known as the "fateful final" and left a painful, embarrassing legacy. Hosting the world's biggest soccer event should be a huge moment for the country, but not everyone is sold on the cost associated with hosting the World Cup and Olympics. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:58:51 +0000 NPR Staff 20663 at http://wlrn.org Is Brazil Ready To Step On The World Stage?