More than a million people took to the streets on Thursday, voicing their anger over the way their more pressing issues have been cast aside to make way for the World Cup in 2014. Football's governing body released a statement regarding the eight-team competition and the plans for it to continue on despite the local unrest.
"To date, neither FIFA nor the LOC (local organizing committee) have ever discussed any such possibility," it read.
An 18-year-old was killed during the protests after a collision with a car in Sao Paolo on Thursday, while others were injured. Another reason for many of the protests have been because of the money spent of stadiums for the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.