Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is promising to host the best World Cup in 2014.
14 Jan 2010 - 10:10 AM  UPDATED 1 May 2014 - 12:21 PM

Silva made the boast on Wednesday to governors and mayors of states and cities that will stage matches.

Brazil also held the World Cup in 1950, but lost the final to neighbour and rival Uruguay in what Silva joked was a "fiasco" for the world's most successful football nation.

Brazil has promised an infrastructure overhaul of stadiums and airports, and Silva urged officials to pull together. Experts have warned that Brazil is behind in many of the building projects.