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Brazil’s sports minister: There is no way for you to put a diploma on the wall saying you are ready

Luiz Felipe Scolari will be hoping events off the pitch don't effect his players
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Brazil’s Minister for Sport has admitted it is impossible to guarantee that the host nation will be ready for the opening World Cup match.

The build up to one of the biggest international tournaments in the world has been full of controversy and various infrastructure isn’t complete.

However, Aldo Rebelo believes this is normal when dealing with an event as big as the World Cup.

AS quoted the Minister for Sport, he said: “When you are dealing with an event as big as the World Cup there is no way for you to put a diploma on the wall saying you are ready.”

Following the transport workers strike in São Paulo, Rebelo insisted that Brazil has done everything in its power to make the country ready for the World Cup.

He also admitted people need to be working for 24 hours to ensure everything is ready.

Rebelo concluded: “You have to be prepared every day. Everybody has to be working 24 hours. We have done everything within our capacity so that things are as close as possible to ready.”

 
 

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