"We missed an opportunity to show the world what we can do in this country. … Everything was supposed to be ready for the World Cup, but it was a total neglect. I saw recently that they are
going to start the bidding processes for (work at) airports in March, three months before the World Cup. It's a joke. We won the bid seven years ago …"
-- Brazil assistant coach
Carlos Alberto Parreira
, who led Brazil to the 1994 World Cup title in the USA, is disappointed with the country's preparations for the 2014 World Cup and accused the government of
missing a huge opportunity to improve conditions for Brazilians. (AP