06/10/2014 11:19 EDT | Updated 08/10/2014 05:59 EDT

Brazil World Cup opening bedevilled by corruption, strikes

Brazil is days away from Thursday's World Cup opening, but as soccer fanatics focus on the matches, the country is bracing for security threats, potential transport chaos, and disillusionment toward government and FIFA stemming from corruption allegations.

CBC's Susan Ormiston reports from Sao Paulo about the anger on the ground ahead of the international sporting competition, and simmering protests against the perception that public money is being spent on soccer stadiums instead of fighting poverty. Watch Ormiston's full report in the video player above.