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|Posted by Henry Peirse on June 13, 2014 at 4:15 AM|
GRNlive correspondent Frederick Bernas watched the opening ceremony with people ejected from their homes to make way for the stadium
The Guardian: Anyone who tuned in to the World Cup's opening ceremony hoping to learn precisely what a World Cup opening ceremony is for would have come away slightly disappointed. Unlike, say, Olympic opening ceremonies they are not supposed to be any kind of reflection on the host country. Indeed, such parochialism would be downright frowned upon by today's World Cup mentality, considering that both the official anthem and slogan this time round is the typically Fifa-ishly nonsensical, and distinctly Benetton-esque, "We Are One".