More than 1,000 fans planning to attend World Cup matches in Brazil have been forced to switch seats after stadium building delays and changes to signage compelled a reconfigurement of some seating plans, local organisers said on Saturday.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Wednesday voiced fresh criticism of Brazil`s World Cup preparations by indicating the northeastern venue of Natal had work to do to be ready for the event starting June 12.
Embarrassed about his country’s inability to complete the promised infrastructure ahead of next month’s World Cup, Brazil great Ronaldo believes the hosts will get it right on the pitch and win the tournament for a record sixth time.
A month away from hosting the World Cup, Brazil on Monday launched a new international tourism campaign designed to reach more than a billion people, insisting expected anti-Cup protests will not spoil the show.
Brazilian football legend Pele is of the opinion that his nation would rise above all the problems, which are hampering its preparations for footballs most spectacular showpiece and put on a `fantastic` World Cup this summer.
French football legend Lilian Thuram expressed sympathy with Brazilian protesters threatening to disrupt the World Cup, saying he understands their anger over the tournament`s multi-billion-dollar price tag.