As is customary for any major sporting event, there are concerns that preparations for the 2014 World Cup are not going to plan.
According to the BBC, three stadia missed their end-of-year completion deadlines, and several sites have been delayed by tragic accidents and delays over safety issues.
The Arena Das Dunas in Natal officially opened on Wednesday, making it the seventh stadium to be completed. The venues in Porto Alegre, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Manaus and Sao Paulo are all awaiting completion—with some raising serious concerns for FIFA.
Here follows an update of each of the 12 World Cup venues, starting with the five that have yet to be signed off.