12 Jan '12, 12am

Brazil won't be '100% ready' to host the 2014 World Cup, says former World Cup winner Romario

BRASILIA (AFP) - Brazil won't be '100 per cent ready' to host the 2014 World Cup, as work on two of the stadiums won't be completed in time, former World Cup winner Romario said in an interview published on Wednesday. 'I think that (Brazil) won't be 100 per cent ready. Of the 12 stadiums (that are to stage World Cup events) maybe 10 will be ready,' the retired football star said in his interview with the magazine Istoe, which was carried on social networks. 'As to work on public transportation, none of the cities involved will be able to complete it fully,' said Romario, who is now a lawmaker with Brazil's Socialist Party (PSB). He also warned that the total cost for staging the World Cup could jump from an estimated US$44 billion (S$56.8 billion) to $55.5 billion. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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