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Brazil minister: speed up work at World Cup venues

Brazil sports minister worried about pace of construction at World Cup stadiums

Brazil minister: speed up work at World Cup venues

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's sports minister says he is concerned about the pace of construction at the 2014 World Cup stadiums that need to be ready in December.

Aldo Rebelo says work needs to be accelerated at five of the six stadiums that are under construction because they "are facing a tight deadline."

The minister said that only the Sao Paulo stadium that will host the opening match next June is comfortably on track to be completed on time.

FIFA has made clear that it wants all 12 stadiums ready by December. It has said it won't tolerate the kind of delays that afflicted the stadiums used in the Confederations Cup earlier this year.


Updated : 2021-05-13 11:12 GMT+08:00