‘Brazil prepares for two mega-events’ | H. Joyce- The Economist

‘Brazil prepares for two mega-events’ | H. Joyce- The Economist

During 2013 it will become clear whether the boasts will be justified. Will the infrastructure be ready, after decades of neglect, to transport fans between the World Cup’s 12 host cities? The stadiums, at least, should be ready—though at most only six in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup “dress rehearsal”. The bad news: they will cost a packet, and fans will get to them only if host cities keep Brazilians off the roads by closing schools and offices on match days. Neither São Paulo’s international airport nor its domestic one will have train connections before the city hosts the opening game.

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