Brazil sports minister says airports a concern

Brazil’s sports minister says officials must speed up work to
upgrade the nation’s airports to avoid an ”embarrassment” during
the 2014 World Cup.

Orlando Silva blames Brazil’s airport authority for the delays
and says the lack of airport infrastructure poses the greatest
threat to a successful World Cup in the Latin American nation.

Silva’s comments on Monday came three days after the head of the
International Air Transport Association, Giovanni Bisignani, said
Brazil’s ”air transport infrastructure is a growing
disaster.”

Brazil will also host the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2016
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.