Friday, June 24, 2011

'No stadiums, no airports': FIFA's damning verdict on Brazil's World Cup preparations

Brazil's slow pace of preparation for the 2014 World Cup has come under attack from FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke.

 Stadium development plus work on airports and the transport system are lagging well behind schedule.

 Valcke told the inaugural Inside World Football Forum in Moscow: 'There is a lot of work to deliver. We don't have stadiums, we don't have airports, we don't have a national transportation system in place and we are one month away from the preliminary draw.'

                                 Behind schedule: The Maracana is currently in a state of disrepair

He added: 'The Maracana is definitely not currently a World Cup stadium and that's why it's closed. It will be ready at the last minute, a few months maybe, even a few weeks before the tournament if they don't speed up the process. 'In Sao Paulo, the main city in Brazil, they will not even be able to play the Confederations Cup in 2013 because the stadium will not be ready.'

Valcke suggested the main aim in Brazil was to win the World Cup rather than organise a successful tournament.


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