Brazil tries to reassure tourists that unfinished World Cup airports won't pose a problem

Overseas fans coming to the World Cup will arrive at airports where upgrades will not be complete.

The chronic delays in airport renovations have matched those in stadium construction. But the Brazilian government is reassuring visitors they won't have problems on arrival.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Brazil's Civil Aviation Minister, Wellington Moreira Franco, says that although some of the "work won't be finished, all airports will be prepared to adequately" to receive World Cup tourists.

A day earlier, President Dilma Rousseff used her weekly radio show to "guarantee" the airports will be ready.