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News: World Cup Recife
«World Cup Recife.
June 2013: a report by NBC reveals shortage of hotels and other infrastructure problems in Recife.
»June 2013: hotels where the teams stayed during the Confederations Cup:
Spain: Royal Tulip (see note). Players were robbed: http://www.marca.com/2013/06/20/futbol/copa_confederaciones/espana/1371726561.html; hotel denies: http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/esportes,hotel-nega-ter-recebido-queixa-de-furto-de-espanhois,1044927,0.htm
was there a party? http://oglobo.globo.com/copa-das-confederacoes/furto-jogadores-espanhois-pode-ter-ocorrido-apos-festa-com-mulheres-strip-poker-8797986
Uruguay: Mar Hotel (see video).
Italy: Royal Tulip (http://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/copa-das-confederacoes/italia-chega-ao-recife-com-pedido-de-casamento-para-balotelli,2e3cc0cc9185f310VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD.html)
Japan: Mar Hotel http://www1.folhape.com.br/cms/opencms/folhape/pt/esportes/noticias/arqs/2013/06/0268.html
»March 2013.Recife airport to have a small claims court.
The National Council of Justice informed that all airports in the cities which will host matches of the Confederations Cup will have Small Claims Courts operating 24 hours a day, during the days of the Cup. By early 2014, all twelve host cities of the World Cup will also have courts.
Such courts already exist in the airports of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia; now, they will be created in the airports of Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador and Belo Horizonte.
Judges and conciliators at these courts are better prepared to deal with problems which affect air passengers, such as flight delays, flight cancelations, unexpected route changes, lost of baggage.
In Brazil, two air companies (TAM and Gol) control almost 90% of the market; as everywhere else, lack of competition may lead to abuses.
»March 2013. Accessibility to Arena Pernambuco improved.
Arena Pernambuco, the stadium which will host matches of the World Cup in Recife, was built about 20 km distant from the city downtown (no other World Cup stadium is so far from downtown).
FIFA and the Government know that special attention must be paid to the accessibility to the Arena.
The Government of Pernambuco informed that several works are being completed: new highways (see photo), connecting the arena to the city; a new metro station, located about 1,000 meters from the stadium; a new Bus Rapit Transit System, connecting the arena to areas not served by the metro.
The stadium will seat nearly 50,000 people, and it is still uncertain how the transport system will handle such a large number of people.
These works will be ready for the Confederations Cup, in 2013; this Cup will be a good test.