Demonstrators opposed to the millions being spent on the event take to the street and clash with police. The protesters say the money could be better spent on programs for the poor. The protests had largely died down by kickoff.
June 12, 2014 Demonstrators from the anarchist group Black Bloc clash with police during a protest against the holding of the World Cup on opening day in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some protesting the event have said they think the money spent on it could be put to better use aiding the poor. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images Buy Photo