UPDATE 3-Soccer-Blatter orders Brazil to speed up work for 2014

Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39pm GMT
 

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Brian Homewood

GENEVA, March 28 (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter warned Brazil on Monday that they needed to speed up preparations to host the 2014 World Cup.

"I would like to tell my Brazilian colleagues about the 2014 World Cup, it's tomorrow, the Brazilians think it's just the day after tomorrow," he told reporters.

"We are hoping for a little good faith, things are not advancing very quickly."

Brazil's Sports minister Orlando Silva replied by inviting Blatter to the South American country to see the work going on for himself.

"I'm convinced he'll be reassured that Brazil will stage a very good World Cup," Silva told a news conference in Sao Paulo.   Continued...

 
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