Local organisers of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have said that they have had an extremely satisfactory meeting with the officials from FIFA regarding the progress of the work for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and also for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter recently travelled to Brazil in order to view the work going on for the 2014 FIFA World Cup first hand.
He has said that he is extremely satisfied with the progress going on regarding this event. FIFA have already had a bad experience when it comes to hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa when huge labour strikes led to delay the construction work.
A similar scenario has been seen in Brazil, although it is largely due to the lackadaisical approach of the government. However, with the World Cup only two years away, they have started speeding up the work after receiving threatening response from FIFA.
They have also accepted the condition by FIFA to allow the sale of alcohol just outside the stadiums. A number of new stadiums are being constructed for the purpose of hosting the matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, although many view that it is the airports that should be developed in order to make it one of the best tournaments in recent years.
“We talked for more than an hour and I can say that it was very positive,” said Jose Maria Marin – one of the organisers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Jose Maria Marin has taken over the local organising committee after the resignation of Brazilian football chief Ricardo Teixeira a few weeks ago.
Sepp Blatter also took this opportunity to pay a visit to the former FIFA president Havelange, has been hospitalised for more than a month now due to an infection in the right ankle.