Amidst all the hysteria and hoopla about the "beautiful game", it’s worth reflecting on the less glamorous side of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: the destruction of communities and the evictions of tens of thousands of families from their homes; indefensible over-spending on stadiums which will probably rarely again be filled to capacity; corruption; gang and police brutality; human trafficking; and more.

A rather dramatic counterpoint to the glossy, sponsor-friendly imagery of the World Cup we’re fed every day.

The 2014 World Cup has already cost more than the last two World Cups combined; Brazil, rather optimistically, expects to make twenty times as much as South Africa did in 2010. Even if they do achieve this ambitious financial goal, at what human cost will it have come?