What Brazil needs to do

Last week, Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup. Here are some of the organisational issues the South Americans must tackle.

No Brazilian stadium currently meets the conditions needed to host a World Cup match. FIFA has said the country must pay close attention to meeting targets set in proposals put forth by all 18 cities vying to host games.

Main stadiums with projected seat capacity:

Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro 86,100 seats

Mane Garrincha, in Brasilia 76,232 seats

Mineirao, in Belo Horizonte 74,300 seats

Morumbi, in Sao Paulo 66,952 seats

Estrela dos Reis Magos, Natal 65,100 seats

Beira Rio, in Porto Alegre 60,000 seats

Castelao, in Fortaleza 60,000 seats

About 3.7 million tickets will be on sale for the event.

FIFA requires a minimum of 55,000 available hotel rooms in each host city during the World Cup.

The 18 cities vying to host World Cup games have good airports, FIFA says, although the country is struggling with a chaotic air system and has suffered two major deadly crashes in the past 13 months.

Highways and roads were deemed adequate in 12 of the 18 cities.

SecurityBig cities such as Rio, Sao Paulo and Recife are plagued by violent crime. Police forces face criticism from human rights groups for brutal but ineffective tactics.

Government interestVery high. Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and 12 state governors flew to Zurich to attend the ceremony at FIFA.


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