World Cup expected to bring 3.7 million tourist invasion to Brazil

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FILE - In a Jan. 21, 2012, file photo United States soccer fans celebrate a game-winning goal against Venezuela in the second half of a friendly soccer match in Glendale, Ariz. ESPN and Fox executives see devoted fans at Major League Soccer matches and figure burgeoning national television viewership is soon to follow. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SOCCERLY.COM: Brazil expects a total of 3.7 million tourists in the country during the World Cup, including nearly 2 million coming specifically to attend matches and fan events.

The government expects the visitors to provide an economic boost of $3 billion to the country during the month-long tournament.

Foreign tourists could reach 600,000, with half of them arriving to watch matches and attend the fan events. ... read more at