Brazil's World Cup plans mired in delays

With just five months to go before kick-off, construction crews in major airports face danger of missing deadlines.

    Brazil has authorised nearly 2,000 additional flights during the World Cup later this year to ferry fans between venues. But a new airport terminal in Rio de Janeiro would not be even ready in time for the global sporting event. And with just five months to go before kick-off, construction crews at other airports across Brazil are in danger of missing their deadlines too.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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