NBC - FIFA, isn’t impressed either. Its two top officials have described preparations as the worst ever and dealing with Brazilian authorities as “hell.”
What went wrong? Brazil simply over-promised after it was chosen in 2007 and has now under-delivered.
There are a few other problems. Sao Paulo has just suffered its worst ever traffic jam, with 214 miles of vehicles slowed to a standstill. The subway strike that caused it has now been called off but may resume on Thursday, in time for the first game.