29 Jun '11, 11pm

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Friday issued a scathing assessment of Brazil's 2014 World Cup preparations, saying the future hosts still lacked stadia, airports and transportation. "They have much still to deliver," Valcke said at the Inside World Football Moscow Forum, a major conference on the hosting of football events, in the Russian capital. "We do not have the stadia, we don't have airports, we don't have a national transportation system in place." Valcke emphasised that FIFA considers the awarding of a World Cup to a host country to be a final judgement. But his unusually blunt remarks came after criticism of Brazil's preparations by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in March. "We cannot have a stadium ready at the last minute... meaning that it will already be two months or two weeks prior to the World Cup," Valcke added. He unfavourably compared Brazil's prepa...

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