FIFA STILL CONFIDENT
FIFA has expressed the confidence in the South American nation Brazil, as he prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is an extremely demanding tournament for the government, as it generally involves upgrading the infrastructure in every part of the country. Stadiums and transport are the major infrastructure that would be developed as part of this tournament.
However, Brazil have been undertaking its work in extremely slow fashion, which has raised doubts about this country being ready for the World Cup. The FIFA President Sepp Blatter, though, has said that he is extremely confident that Brazil will be able to complete all the work within 12 months time.
It has become extremely clear that the country will not be in a position to host the 2013 confederations cup in the best possible manner. The iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro is expected to host the final of both the confederations cup and the World Cup. However, work on this stadium is yet to be completed, but the government has given a deadline till the end of April. A new playing service and a fibreglass roof are some of the additions that will be carried out between now and the end of April.
"It's all a question of trust and confidence. They will be ready because it is the World Cup and no one can afford not to be ready for the World Cup," said the FIFA President. The confederations cup will not feature six stadiums that will be part of the FIFA World Cup. They are yet to be completed as well. FIFA has given a deadline till the coming December in order to complete work on these stadiums. Hotels and transport infrastructure still remains causes for concern ahead of this major tournament, which will see the World Cup return to South America after a long time.