World Cup 2014 news

Blatter: FIFA trusts Brazil to be ready

March 20, 2013
By ESPN staff
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he fully expects Brazil to be ready for the World Cup next year despite persistent issues.

Only two of the six stadiums have been completed and, with the Confederations Cup to take place in June, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke recently said: "We are certainly on a very tight schedule with a few of the stadia."

Upgrade work on Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, which is due to host the finals of both the Confederations Cup and the World ...

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