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Blatter Slams Brazil By Insisting ‘No Host Country Has Been So Far Behind’: Daily Soccer Report

sepp blatter Blatter Slams Brazil By Insisting No Host Country Has Been So Far Behind: Daily Soccer Report

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has slammed Brazil World Cup 2014 organizers by saying that no host country has been so far behind before in their preparations to host the major soccer tournament even though Brazil is the only host nation that has had so much time — seven years — to prepare.

Blatter slammed Brazil organizers by saying that six of the 12 host stadia have failed to meet the December 31 deadline while delays have also affected work on hotels, airports and roads.

The FIFA president said that South Africa was more prepared at this stage than Brazil.

The Independent newspaper said that work on three stadia in Brazil is likely to go on until the middle of April, just a few weeks before the start of the tournament on June 12, but Blatter admitted early in December that there is “no plan B”. The Brazilian government announced it would be completed in February, only for – a day later – FIFA to confirm another deadline of April 15.

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3 Responses to Blatter Slams Brazil By Insisting ‘No Host Country Has Been So Far Behind’: Daily Soccer Report

  1. Dan says:

    I find this funny because you knew these problems would come up. Rushing the process has resulted in the deaths or those poor young men and that in turn led to a revolt by the workers due to safety concerns. Well you money loving bastards at Fifa get everything you deserve. Giving Qatar the WC over the US due to money and then giving it Russia in light of their numerous human rights violations over England. In no logical world should Russia be given the WC over England I mean how can you give it to them with their treatment of gays and the way their gov. operates cloak and daggers style. I guess those stupid yanks know nothing about Football but one thing I can guarantee if it was in the US and not Qatar you wouldn’t be hearing any of this indentured slave crap or any of the workers rights violations being committed by Qatar. I get you want to branch out but you cannot give the WC to these Countries based on their treatment of their sketchy dealings when it comes to human rights. Winter WC ha. Back to Brazil. I think they’ll throw a great tourney because that’s the spiritual home of football.

  2. Scrumper says:

    Blatter and his cronies obviously aren’t trousering enough money from the Brazilians.

  3. Emmett says:

    Good, bring it to the US. We got plenty of stadiums ready to go.

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