The 2014 World Cup is 5 months away from beginning as it is scheduled to initiate on June 12 but as the time approaches, concerns and doubts keep on emerging with the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter saying that Brazil is the host nation that has enjoyed having 7 years to get ready for the worldwide competition but still are far behind.
Blatter told Swiss newspaper 24 Heures on Monday that Brazil “is the furthest behind of any host country since I’ve been at FIFA and moreover, it’s the only one that had so much time – seven years – to prepare itself. Brazil has just realized what it means to organize a World Cup”.
Brazil already missed the deadline of December 31 which was the date that FIFA had appointed for the stadiums to be clear and ready but after going through a number of issues that range from financial problems to construction accidents on the actual stadiums, all of these incidents have delayed Brazil from being on time with the World Cup that edges closer and closer.
Even families living in Brazil are protesting against the decisions that FIFA as well as the country are making towards the implementation of the World Cup. Veronica Maria da Silva and her husband had to evacuate their home of Camaragibe from where they have lived for over 30 years.
The property is being appropriated by the city of Camaragibe in order to make room for an expanded urban transit hub; it’s just 1 of the many infrastructures and constructions that is being rushed to be completed before the World Cup begins.
The family is unable to buy a home and will be forced to rent somewhere where they are able on doing so. They did get a compensation for their house but they insist in saying that it is just not enough to buy or get another place to stay. According to Elias Ignacio, the father of the family he went to an independent assessor who valued their property at 440,000 reals which is around $185,000 but then were given just 150,000 reals.