World Cup construction delays to exceed $410 million: report

Brazil's largest newspaper says the country will spend an additional $410 million to expedite construction work for the 2014 World Cup.
Pele, right, cited chaotic organization and communication difficulties as the biggest problems facing Brazil as it prepares for the World Cup. (Roberto Stuckert/Brazil Presidential Press Office/Associated Press)

Brazil's largest newspaper says the country will spend an additional $410 million to expedite construction work for the 2014 World Cup.

The Folha de S. Paulo daily says costs will increase because more workers will have to be hired to finalize stadiums and infrastructure work in time for the monthlong tournament.

Folha says that work will be nonstop at nine stadiums and seven airports, meaning extra shifts will have to be added.

The stadium in Sao Paulo, which will host the World Cup's opening match, is among those which will require more workers.

The airport in South America's biggest city also will cost more.