As Brazil prepare to kick off the World Cup this week, the rest of the world are left wondering whether or not they will be able to pull it off.
Since the announcement of the plans to transform Brazil ahead of the tournament fears have increased amid rumours they aren’t going to be able to meet completion deadlines. With six stadiums missing the December deadline completion has become the No. 1 priority for the construction team.
Confirming such rumours, the official Chinese agency Xinhua reports that only six of the 12 stadiums will provide spectators with Wi-Fi during games. This became an objective after understanding that this would reduce possible bottleneck across the 3G and 4G networks in and around the venues.
This will leave many fans unable to connect to the internet free of charge throughout matches. Since the announcement that Brazil will host the Cup much of its pre-planned development work has been put on hold.
This includes the upgrade of the country’s airports, which has immediately raised concerns about travel to and from Brazil; there are 3.7 million people expected to come into the country over the tournament.
With a lack of rail network and the long distances between each of the venue most fans will rely on air travel throughout their stay.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently attempted to put any worries to bed when he said: “I guarantee that our airports are prepared for the World Cup.”
“Our airports are prepared to offer good services to everyone coming to watch the World Cup.”
Despite concern the stadiums are looking like they will be just about ready for the first match this week, no doubt all eyes will be on Brazil to see if they can prove critics wrong.
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