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On Eve of World Cup, Brazil Well Regarded in Much of the World 

Pew Research Center, 6/11/2014

As Brazil prepares to host its second World Cup, at least half of those surveyed in 24 of 36 countries have a favorable view of the South American nation. Views of Brazil are particularly positive in Latin America and Asia, although in many countries a fair share of people offer no opinion. Brazil gets especially high ratings among young people in many nations around the world .However, Brazil received low marks in some major Middle Eastern nations.