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


Brazil also will host the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2016

Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.