FIFA concerned about delays in works for Brazil 2014 World Cup (2)

10:32, May 04, 2010      

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"People have questioned a lot the Cup in Africa, but Brazil is showing that it is difficult to make a Cup there, too. They got the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, but they have to do what it takes to deserve it," he said.

FIFA does not consider the possibility of changing the host country in 2014 and will conduct a technical inspection on Wednesday in Brazilian stadiums, in addition to reviewing the schedule of works in the 12 cities that have been chosen to host matches.

Last month, Brazil's Minister of Sports Orlando Silva had warned that the government could reduce the host cities from 12 to eight, if urgent measures were not taken to reverse the delay in the works.

According to local press, although all stadiums should be conducting building works, by Monday work had begun in only seven of them.

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