3 Mar 2012

Brazil's 2014 World Cup preparations under fire

1:00 pm on 3 March 2012

Brazil's faltering organisation of the 2014 football World Cup came under fire from FIFA yesterday as the frustrated world governing body said things were not working in the South American country.

FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke suggested that organisers needed a rev up even though there was no question of Brazil being stripped of the event.

Valcke said the stadiums weren't on schedule and is concerned Brazil is not prepared to receive so many people.

Valcke also suggested the priority in Brazil was to win the tournament rather than organise a good World Cup.