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Brazil behind on cup work

Published 25/06/2011 | 05:00

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.

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"There is a lot of work to deliver," said Valcke."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."

"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, they will not even be able to play the Confederations Cup in 2013 because the stadium will not be ready."

Irish Independent

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