Pele saddened by 2014 FIFA World Cup delays

FIFA set a December 31 deadline for all 12 venues to be ready but had to scrap the date with half still not finished after fatal accidents at three stadiums and various other delays.

updated: April 14, 2014 19:47 IST
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Sao Paulo: Brazilian legend Pele has revealed he is saddened by the delays in his homeland surrounding preparations for the World Cup.

"It is sad as this was an opportunity for Brazil not just in terms of football," said Pele.

"The Confederations Cup, the world Cup and the Olympics were an opportunity to attract tourists and bring in revenue.

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