Pelé voices World Cup concerns
Brazil, who will also host the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, are running behind schedule on several stadiums, raising concerns over their readiness for the event in two years time.
According to Pelé, who himself won three World Cup titles, there are several other issues that must be resolved in order for the footballing community to be succesfully welcomed to the country on-time.
"The biggest concern is that some of the construction work is running late. That is worrying," Pelé told Globo Esporte, having been personally invited by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to join the planning committee.
"The events will not have many problems, our worry is the administration, construction, airports, hotels and accommodation. They are all running a little late.
"It's a big responsibility for Brazil because we will host the greatest events in sports history. Brazil must prove that, as a country, we are not only good on the field, but off the field as well."