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.