World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

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World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Trina » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:37 am

Infrastructure may not be "totally ready" for the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil because of building delays, admits Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Two stadiums - in Porto Alegre and for the opening game in Sao Paulo on 12 June - are still not finished.

But Valcke insisted there is "no way" that fixtures will be postponed.

"If you want me to summarise, we are not ready. We have two stadiums where there is still work to do," he said.

Preparations for the World Cup have been beset by problems with a construction worker falling to his death last week at Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians, which is due to host the opening match between Brazil and Croatia.

That took the number of fatalities at the site to three after two died in November following a partial collapse of the stadium. A total of eight men have already died working on World Cup stadiums.

Elsewhere, Porto Alegre's local mayor had previously said the city may drop out if additional funding was not found to build facilities for media, sponsors and fans. The city's Beira Rio stadium is due to host five matches during the tournament.

But Valcke said: "For Porto Alegre, an agreement was made between the different parties in the city to make sure the temporary facilities would be financed, so it is now more the implementation of these decisions.

"In Sao Paulo, it's sad because a worker died a few days ago and the result is that the work has been stopped inside a stadium where there are a number of things to do."

Valcke, who visited Brazil last week, added: "There is no way we can postpone the opening game. We have a match schedule and it will go until 13 July so there cannot be any delay.

"Maybe there will be things which will not be totally ready at the beginning of the World Cup but the most important thing for the 32 teams teams is the training camp and fields, all of this will be there to ensure you have football.

"Then we have to make sure television can get the international feed [of games] and we have to have all the telecommunication systems in place for the media, all the structures you need when you move from a normal stadium to a World Cup stadium.

"You have no choice, you have to make sure that if you are not getting 100% you have 99.99% and that's what we are working on."

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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Royal Gooner » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:22 am

England are ready and waiting....
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby UFGN » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:12 am

Brazil and Qatar seem to be hell bent on competing with each other for the "Who can kill the most construction workers while bodging a world cup" trophy

Its quite amazing that Brazil have managed to mess this up considering they've had pretty much limitless supplies of cheap labour to do it. Germany delivered a WC and Britain an Olympics, on time, despite having a unionised work force with much more restrictive working regulations.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Arsenal~Fanatic » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:11 am

Hope they get it all sorted out. They have had so much time and enough warnings to get it all together yet something or the other keeps pushing the deadlines farther.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Gould » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:54 pm

It's so annoying these country's are getting world cups and euros when they are building. England Is ready and a passionate footballing country and we get shelved for Qatar a desert that's too hot that needs the matches played at night in the winter so players don't collapse

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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby AFC10 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:13 pm

Disgraceful really.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Cripps » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:15 pm

FIFA are a joke
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Zenith » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:37 pm

Meanwhile more than half a dozen of construction workers have paid with their lives in order to reach the unrealistic deadlines set up by the FIFA.

FIFA statement: "For FIFA, the LOC and the Brazilian authorities safety is paramount."

Yeah right - if safety was paramount, none of the construction workers would have fallen to their deaths as they would have been equipped with some sort of fall arrest system like a body harness/belt or lifeline.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby elkanofan » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:08 pm

UFGN wrote:Brazil and Qatar seem to be hell bent on competing with each other for the "Who can kill the most construction workers while bodging a world cup" trophy

Its quite amazing that Brazil have managed to mess this up considering they've had pretty much limitless supplies of cheap labour to do it. Germany delivered a WC and Britain an Olympics, on time, despite having a unionised work force with much more restrictive working regulations.


Qatar shouldn't have it in the first place, Brazil have a shitload of corruption going on, its like the UK but more blatant and extreme with its continued agenda to separate the rich and poor.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Royal Gooner » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:22 pm

They gave it to an unprepared country (though the rules at the time, they were the only bidders), a corrupt nation who wants to rebuild their failed union and bought their way in and a country that is unfit for purpose but bought their way in.
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Re: World Cup 2014: Venues may not be ready

Postby Santi » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:28 pm

The more f**k ups that happen the more FIFA get exposed for being a bunch of corrupt W****rs, no problems for me.
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