The former player Ronaldo Nazario, Ambassador of the Organizing Committee of the World Cup, said this weekend he was “embarrassed” by the “inability” of the South American country to complete the works before the event, which starts on June 12.
“In 2007, when it was decided that Brazil would host the World Cup, President Lula signed the deal and agreed on everything. Then FIFA arrives and meets with bureaucracy, confusion and back.”
“It’s a shame. I’m embarrassed. This is my country and love it so much, we should not spread this image abroad,” indicated the former international Brazilian in an interview with Reuters.
In the interview, the former player of Real Madrid, explained that the country is facing problems of “corruption and excessive cost.” “But Brazil was not perfect before the World Cup. It was the same or worse,” he added.