Soccer federation worried about Brazil’s capability

The president of soccer’s world governing body says it is “concerned” about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Sepp Blatter, president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, said Saturday after an association executive meeting in Tokyo that he will meet with the Brazilian government in the coming year to discuss its readiness for the tournament.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association said it has not received the necessary government guarantees about the organization of the event.

The French news agency reports Brazil needs more than $11 billion in investment to fix roads, boost hotel capacity, reinforce security and develop its telecommunications network ahead of the World Cup.

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