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Brazil Speeds Up Venue Construction After Nearly Getting Axed From World Cupi
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February 23, 2014 12:07 PM
Many in Brazil sighed with relief after international football officials this week approved a construction delay for a Curitiba city stadium. Last month, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) threatened to remove Curitiba from the 2014 World Cup for failing to meet a series of construction deadlines. The stadium is now due for completion in mid-May, about a month before the start of the world's most important football event. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Brazil Speeds Up Venue Construction After Nearly Getting Axed From World Cup

Published February 23, 2014

Many in Brazil sighed with relief after international football officials this week approved a construction delay for a Curitiba city stadium. Last month, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) threatened to remove Curitiba from the 2014 World Cup for failing to meet a series of construction deadlines. The stadium is now due for completion in mid-May, about a month before the start of the world's most important football event. Zlatica Hoke has more.


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