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Brazil World Cup 2014: Preparations face familiar woes

30 June 11 13:25
By Stephanie Flanders
Economics editor

Here's my report on Brazil's preparations for the World Cup in 2014.

It is a familiar tale. With three years to go they are running behind schedule and costs are rising. But chances are, as usual, they will pull it off at the last minute.

There is a broader point, however. Many of the problems the World Cup organisers are facing, such as poor infrastructure and red tape, are ones that have been holding back Brazil's economy for decades.

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