FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, is confident Brazil will deliver a ‘beautiful and successful’ World Cup despite reports of not meeting construction deadlines and concerns about dropping a host city.
Blatter criticised the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup earlier this month for being more behind than any other host nation of the biggest sport event in the world.
But on Thursday, the 77-year-old said he is confident there will be no problems in the delivery.
“Brazil is the country of football – there is no better country than Brazil to speak about football,” the 77-year-old said.
"Brazil will organise a beautiful World Cup and a very big and successful World Cup, confidence reigns.
"There are still a couple of months to go and if we need to touch something up somewhere, we will.
"I am used to World Cups, there are no problems, in the end, everything will be in order, especially in Brazil."
Blatter also told Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, who visited the FIFA headquarters yesterday after some LOC crisis talks on Monday, that the tournament is the perfect platform to help end discrimination in Brazil, promote peace, and enhance the women's game in the host nation.
"We have to take advantage of being in Brazil to conduct a very special and very strong action against racism and discrimination," he added.
"This is an important point that we will discuss about (with Rousseff) for the World Cup.
"We also have to put a 'legacy' for women's football, a league for women's football and we will help to implement this."
Same old story, isn't it? As the FIFA World Cup comes closer, European journalists start to spread panic. But in the end Brazil will probably be ready and deliver a beautiful event or what is your take on the situation?
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