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Six stadiums to miss Fifa deadline

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in news

 
Brazil has admitted all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa original 31 December deadline.

Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said the six venues in Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cuiaba, Manaus and Natal would be finished in January. But now Brazil sports minister has admitted that all six will not be finished by the end of December.

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Rebelo said: “There are delays but they will not be significant. What matters is that we are ready to go in January.”

He said some of the stadiums would be handed over after 31 December because of problems accommodating a busy Christmas schedule of engagements of President Dilma Rousseff, who wanted to be present at the opening ceremonies.

And Mr Rebelo compared the World Cup preparations to organising a wedding.

“In every wedding that I attended the bride was late. I never seen a bride arrive on time but never saw a marriage that didn go ahead.”

But he stressed that all Brazil stadiums would be ready for test events early next year.

Brazil other six stadiums were opened ahead of last June Confederations Cup.

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FIFA head calls Qatar 2020 World Cup a

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From the Guardian (the fiver. but still real quotes):

24 April 2010: “I strongly feel that the World Cup should come to Qatar. I a regular visitor to Qatar and every time I land here I am impressed by all the development” Sepp Blatter backs Steaming Hot Qatar bid for the 2022 World Cup.

3 December 2010: “We go to new lands the Middle East and Arabic world have been waiting for a long time, so I a happy president ” Sepp Blatter enthusiastically greets the news that Steaming Hot Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

13 December 2010: “This is development of football and don speak about money. It is the development of the game. We have to take it to places where it can improve and have a social and cultural impact” Sepp Blatter continues to bang the drum for Steaming Hot Qatar 2022.

9 September 2013: “I think it is high time that Europe starts to understand that we do not rule the world anymore and that some former European imperial powers can no longer impress their will on to others in faraway places and we must accept that football has moved away from being a European and South American sport. It has become the world sport that billions of fans are excitedly following every week, everywhere in the world” Sepp Blatter tells concerned Europeans where to stick their criticism of the reality of hosting the 2022 World Cup in Steaming Hot Qatar.

16 May 2014: “Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one makes a lot of mistakes in life. The technical report indicated clearly that it was too hot in summer, but despite that the executive committee decided with quite a big majority that the tournament would be in Qatar” Oh Sepp!

Credits to /u/snorlaxmcsoggy here from /r/soccer.

I was deployed there last year. A few buds went off base on a short trip, and they come across a bunch of guys wearing the fancy white robes and shit just standing in the middle of the road. Well, they don get out of the way, so the driver slows down. They immediately surround the vehicle and one of them yanks the van door open and jumps in, and now the driver doesn give a shit and just hits the gas, nearly killing 2 of them. The one guy is still halfway in the vehicle getting kicked in the face pretty fucking hard by the soldier in the back seat. The door falls off of the van, the dude screams as he about to fall, driver slows down so he can fall gently, and they take off without a door.

All I saying is yeah, with shit like that going down all the time, and with the cops defending them because hey, they all Qatari, it was a huge mistake to give them the world cup.

Qatar is nothing but spoiled, legally immune citizens who hire/sponsor foreigners in the most oppressive ways to do their work for them. The buildings look pretty, but it not rare to see some major skyscraper on fire because they hire a contractor to build it, and that contractor hires a shit contractor to build it, and that shit contractor hires a literal piece of shit to build it, and they all take a cut. Imagine what the stadium is going to be like.

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