A new study suggests that Brazil’s airport upgrades are unlikely to be completed in time for the 2014 World Cup.
According to Brazil’s Economic Research Institute, renovations in 10 of the 13 airports slated to be used for the month-long tournament will not be completed in time unless major changes are made by Brazil’s airport authority.
The South American nation is expecting between 800,000 and one million visitors during the tournament with many airports already operating above capacity.
The country will also play host to the 2016 Summer Olympics. President Dilma Rousseff has gone on record saying that her government will intervene to make sure the airports are ready.