Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/19/13
Despite fears Brazil won't be ready to host the 2014 World Cup , FIFA President Sepp Blatter isn't worried. ''Don't be afraid. It's all a question of trust and confidence. From the FIFA side it is totally there,'' Blatter told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with Brazil's sports minister and FIFA's World Cup organizing committee. Persistent delays have raised doubts over Brazil's preparations for hosting the world's biggest sporting event. Brazil has delivered only two of six stadiums so far for the Confederations Cup in June, when the eight-nation tournament will test how matches are staged. Players, officials, fans and media must also be transported around Brazil which FIFA says is more like a continent than a country. The iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro - due to host the Confederations Cup final on June 30, and the World Cup final - is still being rebuilt, and has an April 27 completion deadline. Two weeks ago, a FIFA inspection visit was canceled when heavy rain...
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