Brazil have been criticised a lot for the slow development in the works to make the 2014 FIFA World Cup a success.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil after the country was unanimously awarded the ability to host the major tournament, which has now reached the South American shores as part of the rotation policy held by FIFA.

However, FIFA were left to rue their selection after Brazil have been extraordinarily slow in going ahead with the work for the tournament. Many aspects of the development including stadiums and public transport remained behind schedule, but the good news of late is the fact that work has sped up in recent weeks.

In total, 12 stadiums have been chosen to be built or renovated. Initially, it was expected that none of the stadiums would be ready by the time the World Cup kicks off. However, following the resignation of the Brazilian football Federation Chief, Ricardo Teixeira, there has been a lot of development in recent weeks. All the stadiums should be ready for kick-off within a span of two years, which puts them bang in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, there ability to host the 2013 confederations cup looks in doubt.

"Our contract is to build a 48,000-seat stadium and prepare the ground for the additional seating. The cost of that is still being discussed," said Frederico Barbosa, an engineer in charge of the project to develop one of the 12 stadiums in the country. Despite achieving the targets when it comes to the time limit, the Brazilian government will not be able to reduce the costs involved. It is estimated that the Brazilian government will have to shell out three times as much as they've could have done if work had started 10 years ago.