Brazil 2014 World Cup head says plans now on track
Brazil’s top football official says preparations for the 2014
World Cup are back on track just two months after FIFA publicly
criticized organizers for missing deadlines.
Ricardo Teixeira says the situation is “completely different”
to when FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke described Brazil’s
lack of progress as “amazing.”
Brazil got hosting rights six years ago but has barely begun
building and renovating the 12 stadiums it needs.
Football federation head Teixeira says work has started at some
venues and budgets are fixed for this year.
Teixeira says talks are continuing on where matches will be
played in Sao Paulo after the Morumbi stadium was dropped last
month, and Curitiba’s status as a host city is being discussed.