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Old 04-15-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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So they fixed everything in like 15 minutes? Cause that's how long it took between the guy saying we can do it and you saying everything was okay.
Either you are not a native English speaker, or you need to read better.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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It's so sad most paulistas think like you, ricardo...

I don't know what's wrong with São Paulo. The rest of Brazil is really "taking off", only you, paulistas, don't see this. In Rio and Minas people agree that Brazil is "taking off".
How's the 2016 Olympic site coming on then in Rio, are you using the same facilities for 2014 and 2016 as much as possible?

I wouldn't worry about the World Cup building not being on time, these things really are, but somehow host nations always find a way to get things ready at the last minute, e.g. Athens Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games. In Delhi's case they were still finishing the construction after the athletes had arrived
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine is most of the time in jeopardy mostly because of poor Ukraine... Poland should have done it with Germany or Czech Rep...
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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How's the 2016 Olympic site coming on then in Rio, are you using the same facilities for 2014 and 2016 as much as possible?

I wouldn't worry about the World Cup building not being on time, these things really are, but somehow host nations always find a way to get things ready at the last minute, e.g. Athens Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games. In Delhi's case they were still finishing the construction after the athletes had arrived
Man. I'll tell you how are doing tings for 2016. Rio government(after 10 years of promises) started building line 4 last year. Out of its 14 kilometers, only 300 meters(328 yards, 984 feet)are digged out. The rest doesn't even has defined stations. Besides Maracanã stadium, not a brick was put on anywhere. And my landmates still want me to talk good about Brazil.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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What I don't quite understand, not just in the case of Brazil by the way, is why the host country always needs to build all that new infrastructure. I mean, there are huge soccer matches all the time in Brazil and elsewhere, why are those stadiums not good enough anymore all of a sudden? There are probably more urgent things to spend hundreds of millions on in a country like Brazil...
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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What I don't quite understand, not just in the case of Brazil by the way, is why the host country always needs to build all that new infrastructure. I mean, there are huge soccer matches all the time in Brazil and elsewhere, why are those stadiums not good enough anymore all of a sudden? There are probably more urgent things to spend hundreds of millions on in a country like Brazil...

Because we're talking about a world event with people coming from just about every country to see it. This isn't a national match, they need hotels infrastructure etc etc. its not an everyday event.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Because we're talking about a world event with people coming from just about every country to see it. This isn't a national match, they need hotels infrastructure etc etc. its not an everyday event.
That's right. Besides that, it must be accomplished by Fifa rules. Stadiums capacity must be at least 45,000 people, all of them numbered out. And there are a lot of indirect demandings(airports structure, hotels, mass transit) as well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Like Paul805 said: If the South Africans managed to pull it off, you Brazilians will most certainly be able to do it. It might be at the eleventh hour, but that seems to be rather typical for these kind of events. Wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Another shameful news about 2014:

Court of Union Accounts released a report yesterday saying that, from nearly US$2,1 billion dollars predicted to be used on stadiums building and reforming, only US$3,5 millions were delivered. That's less than 0,5% of total amount. On their analysis, that's one of the reasons to civil buildings delay. They still say that only Rio and São Paulo airports started building work.

And South Africa only made it out possible because FIFA made some kind of concessions to them,
what will not happen to us. They're expecting we can figure it out all by ourselves...
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Another shameful news about 2014:

Court of Union Accounts released a report yesterday saying that, from nearly US$2,1 billion dollars predicted to be used on stadiums building and reforming, only US$3,5 millions were delivered. That's less than 0,5% of total amount. On their analysis, that's one of the reasons to civil buildings delay. They still say that only Rio and São Paulo airports started building work.

And South Africa only made it out possible because FIFA made some kind of concessions to them,
what will not happen to us. They're expecting we can figure it out all by ourselves...

Most of the stadiums are already being reformed or constructed. Only in Sao Paulo and Natal the works didn't begin yet.

Many works on roads, streets, avenues and "urban rail transit" are already underway, although in some cities the works are a little delayed.

Wait and see: everything will be OK within three years, before May 2014.
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