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Two World Cup Stadiums Not Ready Yet

FIFA general secretary, Jerome Valcke, has confirmed that two World Cup stadiums are not yet ready for the tournament this summer.

But despite construction delays for the arena in Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, as well as for the stadium in Porto Alegre, Valcke highlighted there is ‘no way’ that fixtures will be delayed.

“If you want me to summarise, we are not ready,” Valcke said.

"We have two stadiums where there is still work to do.”

A construction worker fell to his death last week at Sao Paulo’s ­Arena Corinthians and the construction had been stopped to mourn the third death since work started on the £218m (R4.2 billion) and 65,000 capacity stadium in 2011.

In Porto Alegre, the mayor recently appealed his city may have to drop out of the World Cup if additional funding is not found to build facilities for media, sponsors and fans around the stadium.

Despite his critical words, Valcke tried to calm down the situation for both stadiums.

“An agreement was made to make sure the temporary facilities (in Porto Alegre) would be financed, so it is now more the implementation of these decisions,” he added

“In Sao Paulo, it’s sad because a worker died a few days ago and the result is work has been stopped.”

Work in Sao Paulo has to continue soon, as Valcke confirmed: “There is no way we can postpone the opening game.”

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