FIFA world cup projects
Brazil is struggling to meet deadlines for construction of stadia for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
The BBC has reported that several stadiums are well behind schedule as FIFAs end-of-year deadline looms. Footballs world governing body expects all of the stadia to be fully constructed by the end of 2013.
FIFA required eight stadiums to be constructed but such was the popularity of the regions around Brazil to get involved with the football tournament, the host nation decided to go ahead with 12 new stadium projects.
The BBC has reported that one of the host cities Cuiaba has said it will fail to deliver its stadium on time and it that it doesnt have hotel rooms in the area to cope with the influx of fans.
Another stadium in the northern city of Manaus, which is being funded by 186m of public money, is very behind schedule. The developer has told the BBC that it is struggling with the hot, tropical weather and a complex design. Mauricio Guimaraes, the local official in charge of the stadium, has admitted to the BBC that they will miss FIFAs deadline, explaining that a completion date between 15-20 January is likely.
FIFA has warned on a number of occasions that there would be no compromise on the delivery of World Cup stadia.