Agence France-PresseAugust 22, 2013 15:17
There is still a lot of work to do to get the Curitiba stadium, one of 12 host arenas for next year's World Cup, ready by the late December deadline, FIFA said here Thursday.
After inspecting stadiums in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Manaus this week, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and local organizers of next year's World Cup met in Rio de Janeiro to take stock.
"Curitiba definitely has a lot of work to do.... There is a limit of time, a few months, a few weeks before the end of December," Valcke told a press conference.