Sepp Blatter: World Cup problems are under control
With just 100 days to go the FIFA President has confirmed that problems at Brazil’s World Cup venues are under control.
"One hundred days. It's a long way to go, and it's a short way to go if there are still problems," the Swiss told the FIFA website.
"But now all problems are under control and it will be in 100 days an exceptional good start for an exceptional competition."
Brazil is racing against time to complete stadiums, airports, communications infrastructure and transportation systems as June 12 approaches.
Despite recent surveys suggesting that support for the World Cup has fallen to an all-time low in Brazil, Blatter insists that the tournament will be a success.
"Brazil is the country of football, and they will receive this competition with open arms and full of their heart."
"The Brazilian spirit of the game and the Brazilian ability to play football makes this World Cup very, very special."
"Now everybody is expecting in Brazil that Brazil will bring home this World Cup. I am sure it will be a great, great success."