According to English media reports FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticized Brazil's slow preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Six of the host nationâ€™s 12 stadiums have reportedly failed to meet December 31st deadline, which has also affected work on hotels, airports and roads.
The 77-year-old president, who has been working for FIFA since 1975, said in his 39-year long career Brazil is the only host country which has been so far behind in its preparations.
"No country has been so far behind in preparations since I have been at Fifa," Blatter said in a statement.
"It is the only host nation which has had so much time - seven years - in which to prepare."
The tournament opens on June 12th, when Brazil will face Croatia in Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians, where two workers died after a crane collapsed on November 27th.
Brazil, which was lasted awarded the World Cup in 1950, was elected to host this yearâ€™s finals in 2007.