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Volume 10 No. 24
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Sau Paulo's Itaquerao World Cup Stadium Is 94% Complete, Expected To Meet Deadline

Sao Paulo's Itaquerao World Cup Stadium is 94% complete, "easing fears the venue could miss the December construction deadline" set by FIFA, according to XINHUA. Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, which is "responsible for the project," said that the "roof's steel structure has already been mounted and the pitch laid." The stadium -- also known as Arena de Sao Paulo and Arena Corinthians -- "will hold 68,000 fans during the World Cup." It will "stage six World Cup matches, including the opener on June 12 featuring Brazil and an undetermined opponent" (XINHUA, 11/13).