The 2014 World Cup kicks off this Thursday and the whole soccer world is starting to converge for the event. With all eyes on Brazil who takes the world stage for the first time in recent memory it’s difficult to ignore the social and political unrest that bubbles just below the festive surface. Ever since the announcement was made that Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup citizens have been pleading for its government to use the money going towards soccer stadiums and FIFA regulations on better hospitals, schools and public transit. In all the excitement surrounding the event it seems as though the desperate pleas from the people of Brazil have gone unheard or swept under the media rug in favor of more cheerful subjects. But whether you’re a die-hard soccer fan or couldn’t care less about the cup the reasons not to support the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are deeply important and shouldn’t be ignored. Everyone wants to watch the game but here’s why you should refrain from letting any of your hard earned money go to FIFA or Brazilian tourism, instead get together with friends, family and really good food to watch the game on TV in the safety of your own house.