Brazil prepares to host World Cup and Olympics

Updated 4:52 PM ET, Mon March 4, 2013
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The Arena Castelao is the first stadium ready for the eight-nation Confederations Cup in June 2013. The competition, which is a dress rehearsal for the the 2014 World Cup, will bring together four former world champions. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
View of the Governador Magalhaes Pinto stadium during renovation works, in Belo Horizonte. The stadium will host both the Brazil 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Picture of the famed Maracana football stadium in Rio de Janeiro as renovation works for the 2014 World Cup -- including the construction of a roof -- gets under way. The Maracana is classified as a historic monument so the facade will be maintained but a roof will be added to the five-storey oval stadium. ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
Picture taken during the refurbishment works held at the Mario Filho 'Maracana' stadium in Rio de Janeiro. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/GettyImages
A huge inflatable Fuleco, the mascot of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, stands by the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 15, 2013. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
A worker swings a hammer inside 'Arena Fonte Nova' stadium in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on December 6, 2012 before next June's eight-nation Confederations Cup. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
A construction worker at the site of the Itaquerao football stadium which will host the opening football matches of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
Brasilia's National Stadium under construction on December 13, 2012. The National Stadium will receive the first match of the eight-nation Confederations Cup matches on June 2013. STR/AFP/Getty Images
A panel marks the exact place of the kick off for the next FIFA World Cup 2014. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo attends a press conference on November 29, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
The trophy of the FIFA World Cup 2014, brought to Brazil by former Brazilian football player Cafu from the FIFA headqueaters in Switzerland, is displayed at Morumbi shopping center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 22, 2012. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GettyImages
Police commandos from an anti-kidnapping unit, arrest and control a group of 'terrorists' during a drill at the Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 13, 2012. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
People chant slogans during a protest against the demolition of the Celio de Barros track and field stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 13, 2013. The stadium needs to be demolished to carry out the Maracana stadium construction plans ahead of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic games. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
The Rio 2016 Olympics logo is seen on a wall of the future Olympic Park in construction in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 20, 2012. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Carlos Arthur Nuzman (left), Brazilian Olympic Committee President and Rio 2016 Olympics Committee President, shakes hands with London 2012 Chief Executive Paul Deighton after delivering the IOC debriefing of the London 2012 Olympic Games for the foreign press in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
People hold a huge banner during a demonstration demanding that Brazilian President Dilma Roussef veto a bill that would redistribute oil royalties in favor of non-oil producing states. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
The construction site of the future Olympic village for the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 20, 2012, Brazil. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Journalists are shown a virtual tour of the city organized by the Rio 2016 Committee on November 19, 2012 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images