Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brazil World Cup in disarray as construction falls way behind schedule

Fifa anxious as work has started at only six of the 12 stadiums chosen for 2014, while locals query choice of venues.

"None of these projects have taken off because all of the money is coming from the public sector; a very, very good indication that they are not financially viable," says Christopher Gaffney, a geography professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio, who describes the stadiums as a "disaster foretold".


Bobbie BS said...

Well this takes me back to the heady days of 2009. Seems like the stadiums are never going to be ready when it's the English press writing about it. They weren't completed in South Africa, were they? Oh they were? Well they should still only stage the World Cup in England anyway.

The Editor said...

Here's the key comment: "The big problem will not be about hosting the event, the World Cup is not at risk," he said. "The big risk is about us, about Brazil, about white elephants and about several billions being poured down the drain on stadiums that will never be used after the World Cup."

It'll happen and be just fine, but at what expense to the Brazilian public?