Brazil’s Pele fears World Cup embarrassment
Pele has expressed concern over delays in the preparations for
the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, saying they could cause an
embarrassment for the country.
Pele said at a news conference Friday that Brazil has the
”obligation of staging a good World Cup but unfortunately
everything is delayed.”
He said Brazil is facing a ”big risk of being embarrassed”
because of delays in the modernization and renovation of Brazil’s
overcrowded and saturated airports, and concerns over some
He singled out the case of Sao Paulo, which was to host the
World Cup’s opening match but where construction of a new stadium
is behind schedule after FIFA ruled that the existing Morumbi venue
didn’t meet standards.