With WCup a year away, Brazil vows to be ready
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -Brazil arrives at the one-year mark to the World Cup on Wednesday admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to get its act together in time.
After facing difficulties getting its stadiums ready for the Confederations Cup, the warm-up tournament that begins in Brasilia on Saturday, Brazil is promising that things will be different ahead of the World Cup.
FIFA said it won't accept it any other way, and Brazilian authorities and local organizers say the delays that plagued construction work before the Confederations Cup won't be an issue next year.
The government also says that infrastructure projects which were not ready for the Confederations Cup will certainly be finalized by the time the World Cup arrives.