Brazil Ready for FIFA World Cup, Says Sepp Blatter

The FIFA World Cup will begin June 12 when hosts Brazil meet Croatia in their Group A clash at the 70,000-seat Itaquerao stadium.

updated: June 06, 2014 18:37 IST
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FIFA President Blatter has backed Brazil to pull off a good show in the World Cup.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted Brazil is ready to host the World Cup, less than a week before football's showpiece event kicks off in Sao Paulo.

Preparations for the June 12-July 13 tournament have been hit by construction delays, budget overruns, protests and strikes, reports Xinhua.

But speaking to the media here on Thursday, Blatter vowed the country would stage a successful event.

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