FROM Paulo Winterstein
Will Brazil Be Ready for the World Cup? When Brazil hosted the Confederations Cup this summer, there were violent protests over the money being spent on athletic facilities rather than health and education. Now, as the nation prepares for the World Cup in June of next year, fatal accidents and construction delays are holding things up. When the world soccer federation chose Brazil for the World Cup, it was promised 12 completed stadiums by the end of this month. Only six have been finished. But FIFA says it is "not in crisis mode." Paulo Winterstein reports from São Paulo for the Wall Street Journal .
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