Brazil sports minister says airports a concern

BY foxsports • November 22, 2010

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 disaster.''

Brazil also will host the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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