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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