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SBD Global/March 31, 2014/Facilities
Brazil World Cup Sees Seventh Death Of Stadium Construction Worker After Fall
Published March 31, 2014
VALCKE VISIT: The AP's Stephen Wade reported FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said "time is flying" toward the World Cup and getting three stadiums finished at the last minute presents "risks" with insufficient time to test the venues. Valcke, responsible for ensuring Brazil is ready in 11 weeks, "met this week in Rio de Janeiro with organizing committee officials." Wrapping up the visit on Thursday, "he assured that stadiums in Curitiba, Cuiaba and Sao Paulo would be ready when the World Cup opens on June 12 in Sao Paulo." Valcke: "We are late and we will have challenges. And we will have a lot of work, and potentially some risks coming at the last minute because we have not tried and tested all the facilities" (AP, 3/27).