Brazil Struggles with Inadequate Infrastructure for World Cup
Inadequate infrastructure, particularly in air transport, threatens football-mad Brazil’s hopes of dazzling the world with the best-organised World Cup ever 12 months from now. Organisers have been struggling to complete the construction or renovation of the six host arenas, with work plagued by repeated delays due to strikes, roof collapses and other problems.
Four of the stadiums were delivered to football’s world governing body FIFA behind schedule and in the northeastern city of Salvador last month “a human error” caused part of the roof of the brand new Arena Fonte Nova to collapse following heavy rains.
In a vast country bigger than the continental United States, transport is a huge challenge.
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