Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brazilian Cities Could Be Cut from World Cup Hosting Duties

Some of the 12 FIFA-approved cities being considered as hosts for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil could be cut from the list after not meeting a stadium renovation deadline, according to Sports Minister Orlando Silva. He says the country only needs 8 stadia to hold the event.

Orlando Silva says many cities did not meet the March 31 deadline to begin renovating their stadiums or build new ones. Unless they meet the second deadline on May 3, they run the risk of being excluded from the World Cup.

Brazil may scratch some cities from 2014 World Cup
USA Today
April 23, 2010