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Sao Paulo Stadium That Will Host World Cup Opener Not Ready For Test Event

04 / 23 / 14

The stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup "will not stage a test match in front of a full house before the tournament kicks off on June 12 because of building work being carried out in the arena," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Arena Corinthians was built to hold...

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12/20/13
Amazonia Arena Construction To Resume

A Brazilian judge "gave the green light to restart work on the roof of the Amazonia Arena Wednesday, four days after construction ground to a halt when a worker fell to his death," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Authorities said that they were "satisfied that builders Andrade Gutierrez ...

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12/19/13
Indigenous Club Reaches Top Division

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12/19/13
Rio Golf Course Construction Underway

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Brazil Denies Relaxing Security Measures

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Brazilian Government Blamed For Delays

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Brazil Court Halts Stadium Construction

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Aggreko Wins World Cup Power Contract

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