Pele concerned by 2014 World Cup delays in Brazil
Pele says he’s concerned about Brazil’s slow preparations for
hosting the 2014 World Cup.
The soccer great defended FIFA for asking Brazil to urgently
approve a law establishing the legal framework needed for the
tournament. He says the government knew of the world governing
body’s demands when it bid to host the showcase event.
Pele, the World Cup’s official ambassador in Brazil, says he was
surprised by some of the delays in the 12 host cities, including
construction for stadiums. But he adds he’s confident Brazil will
do what is necessary to finish on time.
Pele made the comments at a news conference in Sao Paulo while
promoting a children’s research institute that bears his name.