2014 World Cup: Fifa worried by Brazil progress
Saturday 03 March 2012
Jérôme Valcke, Fifa's secretary general has serious concerns about Brazil's lack of progress in completing the infrastructure to prepare for an influx of fans at the World Cup, believing the country is more concerned about winning the 2014 tournament.
Ahead of a visit next week, Valcke said "things are not working in Brazil ... a lot of things [are] late."
He questioned why there is not "more support ... more enthusiasm" from the authorities to complete the stadiums, hotels and transport networks. Valcke believes Brazil's priority "is to win the World Cup. I'm not sure it's about organising the World Cup."
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Latest in Sport
World Cup 2014: Neymar's agent launches scathing attack on Brazil's Luis Felipe Scolari, labelling him 'an old jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous'
Loic Remy to Arsenal? Gunners close in on move for QPR and France striker - reports
Angel di Maria: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 'monitoring' Real Madrid star
World Cup 2014: The 50 best players of the World Cup
PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories