“Brazil is not ready,” Pele said. “Not yet, it is not ready. The biggest problem, I think, is the organization, that is a big problem, so too is the communications”.
Pele spoke to ESPN Soccernet on Wednesday, the same day that Brazil’s sports minister Orlando Silva resigned amid corruption allegations. He is the sixth minister forced out of Rousseff’s government. Four of the others had also faced corruption allegations.
A government report recently published criticizes the lack of preparation in transportation, and stadium requirements.
Earlier this month former Brazil striker Romario, now a congressman, told Agencia Brasil, the government’s news agency: “Maybe because of politics, work which was supposed to be halfway done hasn’t even started.”