|Brazil begins World Cup preparations amid protests|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
SAO PAULO — The Brazil squad’s preparations for a World Cup on home soil got underway Monday amid chants of protests instead of support.
The players selected by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reported to the national team as a few hundred demonstrators loudly protested against the money being spent by the local government on the World Cup.
The protesters surrounded the bus carrying the players from their hotel in Rio de Janeiro to the training camp in the mountain city of Teresopolis, about 55 miles away.
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