By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the public concern that Brazil won't be prepared in time to host the 2014 World Cup kick-off, president Dilma Rousseff is demanding checks every three months to ensure projects remain on schedule. Rousseff's objective is to prove to the world that Brazil is ready to host major world events, and to expose the managers of city and stadium projects who are falling behind.

The warning from the president has intensified the pressure . . .

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