The Deputy sports Minister of Brazil has said that he is confident that stadiums will not only be ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but also for the 2013 FIFA Confederations cup as well. This will be holding the 2013 FIFA Confederations cup as a precursor to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, there has been a real lack of development in the infrastructure within the country, while the stadiums are also only now being completed. The Deputy sports Minister, though, expressed his confidence that the stadiums will be ready in time to host these events.
A total of six cities will be hosting the 2013 FIFA Confederations cup and most of the stadiums are being renovated or being built from scratch. The national teams of Spain, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Tahiti and Uruguay will be landing in Brazil for this competition. The host nation Brazil will also be part of this tournament. The confederations cup will be held from June 15 to June 30. Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador is causing the biggest worry because the 56,000 seater capacity stadium is yet to be completed with only a few months remaining for the competition.
“These are complex operations, but we’re more than confident — absolutely sure — they’ll be built in time. Soccer is the king sport in Brazil, and Brazil is a world power in soccer, but the team didn’t deliver at the decisive moment. It was a national trauma and we need to overcome it. We really do hope to win the World Cup. Only three people have ever silenced 200,000 people at Maracanã with a single gesture: Frank Sinatra, Pope John Paul II and I,” said the deputy sports Minister of Brazil, Fernandes. Fernandes expressed his disappointment of Brazil not being able to win the Olympic gold medal.