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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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