Friday, 14 February 2014

Letter from the home straight: Brazil races against time to complete World Cup stadiums

Barely a day seems to go by without more doom and gloom circling about Brazil's World Cup preparations. Workers have tragically died in São Paulo and Manaus; many the arenas in Cuiabá and Brasília will turn out to be costly white elephants; and it seems progress on the Arena da Baixada has slowed to a standstill.

All of which would be bad enough if Brazilian citizens weren't paying through the noses to host the tournament. Which they most certainly are. In the latest When Saturday Comes magazine, I survey the state of play with just four months to go until the big kick-off.

The March 2014 issue is available now from places that sell magazines, and from the WSC website.

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