Pelé worried about Rio's readiness
Brazil legend Pelé has admitted that he is worried about his country’s readiness to host two major sporting showpieces in the next four years.
When asked to compare the London 2012 Games with upcoming sports events in Brazil, the 71-year-old admitted there are "problems" with construction, communications and transport as it prepares to host the 2014 football World Cup and the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
He said: "At the moment, things are not great. We have a little problem with the construction.
"We will work hard, but we worry because the communication and the transport are not so good yet.
The man whom is regarded as the best player in football history and led Brazil to three of its five World Cup titles, Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and Mexico 1970, said that "everybody knows the problem."
"People are saying it will be easy, but I do not think it will be — we have only two years," he added. "I spoke with President Dilma (Rousseff) and she said she is going to do her best to organise things, but we are not ready yet."
The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in four zones across the city and are being tag-lined as "A city leaps forward".
London will hand over the flame to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.