Writers across the world wake up to the fact that publicly-funded stadiums can leave global-sized holes in a country's economy:
- Field of Schemes: $14 billion in stadia investments really only designed to capitalize on economy from the World Cup wont' get stadia done in time for World Cup.
- Wall Street Journal: With stadia unfinished, hopes wane that World Cup spending could spur long-term growth.
- John Oliver (HBO): The world's most-expensive bird toilet...oh, and FIFA doesn't have to pay taxes.
- Field of Schemes: Amid World Cup awakening, cities pulling Olympics bids.