Delays plague Brazil World Cup preparations

Tournament kicks off in six months, but only six of the 12 host cities are ready as construction deadlines get pushed.

    With just about six months to go before the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil, tension over the country's preparations seems to be growing.

    In the city of Cuiaba, construction workers are still building the new stadium, which has already missed the December 31, 2013, delivery deadline, and with little sign that it is anywhere near completion.

    Six of the other 12 host cities are in the same position, with unfinished stadiums now likely to be ready by March at the earliest.

    Joseph Blatter, president of the football body, has told a Swiss newspaper that Brazil’s preparations are the most delayed of any World Cup in the past 40 years.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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