IGOR CAVALERA On Brazil's Humiliating World Cup 2014 Loss To Germany: 'They Deserved It'

IGOR CAVALERA On Brazil's Humiliating World Cup 2014 Loss To Germany: 'They Deserved It'

Planet Mosh conducted an interview with Igor Cavalera (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held last month in Donington Park. You can now listen to the chat below.

Speaking about the negative publicity surrounding Brazil's decision to spend colossal sums of money on new stadiums to host hundreds of thousands of tourists during last year's Wold Cup, Igor said: "It's crazy, 'cause it was very negative, of course, but it was [also] very positive in the sense that people stood up in Brazil and they were really not happy with a lot of the things that were done for the World Cup. And now we're, kind of, like, seeing the tip of the iceberg with the whole FIFA thing, how they work. And it's, like, people were already, in Brazil, they already were, kind of, like, predicting what was about to happen. They were, like, 'This is bullshit.' There was so much money being thrown everywhere. Every stadium they built there they overpriced by millions, and someone is just walking away with all this money. So it's cool to see that the people were the first ones to spot what was wrong. And I'm very proud of that. 'Cause, for many years, in Europe or other places, those things just happened and nobody said anything. So it's kind of cool to see… Football-wise, of course, it was a disaster for us, for Brazil, to have that kind of ending for, whatever… the run we had. But I also have to say that they deserved it. It was not a team that… I didn't feel really confident about the team. And still today, I'm not into it — the way they play, and some of the players, their attitude, and the coach… So I'm not happy with Brazil now. I thought it was gonna change after such a drastic result, but it's still shit there."

The Brazilian soccer team experienced its worst loss ever in the form of a disastrous 7-1 hammering by Germany in the World Cup semi-final last year.

Igor's brother and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmate Max Cavalera told The Age Of Metal about Brazil's poor World Cup 2014 showing: "I got really mad after the [semi-final] game. I wanted to burn my [Brazil soccer] shirt. But it didn't burn. That's weird, right?! Maybe it was giving me a sign that, it won't burn. Give them another chance. Russia is coming. This is the revenge. And if I was the Brazilian coach, I would make them watch that game every game before they play in the Russian World Cup [in 2018]. Watch that as a reminder of never ever let that happen again. [Laughs]"

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's third album, "Pandemonium", sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 177 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by John Gray, who previously worked with SOULFLY.

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