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Football: Sao Paulo will be ready at "last minute" -- FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Tuesday said Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the June 12 World Cup curtain-raiser after a full capacity test next month. The stadium has suffered delays following two fatal accidents which left three workers dead, but Valcke said he was confident preparations were advancing well. "Sao Paulo will be ready for the opening match," between Brazil and Croatia," said Valcke, adding there was "no choice" while repeating his mantra that "we cannot waste a single minute."

Football: Sao Paulo will be ready at "last minute" -- FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Tuesday said Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the June 12 World Cup curtain-raiser after a full capacity test next month. The stadium has suffered delays following two fatal accidents which left three workers dead, but Valcke said he was confident preparations were advancing well. "Sao Paulo will be ready for the opening match," between Brazil and Croatia," said Valcke, adding there was "no choice" while repeating his mantra that "we cannot waste a single minute."

Football: Sao Paulo will be ready at "last minute" -- FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Tuesday said Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the June 12 World Cup curtain-raiser after a full capacity test next month. The stadium has suffered delays following two fatal accidents which left three workers dead, but Valcke said he was confident preparations were advancing well. "Sao Paulo will be ready for the opening match," between Brazil and Croatia," said Valcke, adding there was "no choice" while repeating his mantra that "we cannot waste a single minute."

Football: Sao Paulo will be ready at "last minute" -- FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Tuesday said Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the June 12 World Cup curtain-raiser after a full capacity test next month. The stadium has suffered delays following two fatal accidents which left three workers dead, but Valcke said he was confident preparations were advancing well. "Sao Paulo will be ready for the opening match," between Brazil and Croatia," said Valcke, adding there was "no choice" while repeating his mantra that "we cannot waste a single minute."

Football: Sao Paulo stadium handed to owners, unfinished

The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June 12, Tuesday handed over the site to owners Corinthians, although work has yet to be completed ahead of a planned mid-May handover to FIFA. In a symbolic handover to first division outfit Corinthians, Antonio Gavioli, contracts' director with constructor Odebrecht, handed a commemorative plaque to club chairman Mario Gobbi and former chairman Andres Sanchez, now overseeing the site.

Football: Work to resume at Sao Paulo's troubled World Cup ground

Work at Sao Paulo's troubled World Cup stadium was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday after a stoppage caused by the death of a construction worker. Building work on the 10,000-capacity north stand at the Corinthians Arena was halted on March 31, two days after a worker fell to his death. But the Brazilian labour minister said that construction on the ground which will host the World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia on June 12 can resume, a spokesman said.

Football: World Cup stadium could be partially closed

The stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12 could be closed in places if it is not made safer for fans, the Sao Paulo state prosecutor's office warned Wednesday. It comes after a fatal accident at the weekend which saw a construction worker fall to his death at the Corinthians Arena and following a firefighters' inspection identified 26 safety irregularities. Construction work has been suspended. Authorities have urged owners Corinthians club and constructor Odebrecht to ensure improvements regarding fire safety and exits.

Football: World Cup stadium could be partially closed

The stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12 could be closed in places if it is not made safer for fans, the Sao Paulo state prosecutor's office warned Wednesday. It comes after a fatal accident at the weekend which saw a construction worker fall to his death at the Corinthians Arena and following a firefighters' inspection identified 26 safety irregularities. Construction work has been suspended. Authorities have urged owners Corinthians club and constructor Odebrecht to ensure improvements regarding fire safety and exits.

Football: Brazil halts work on World Cup stadium

The Brazilian government halted work on two temporary tribunes for Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium after the death of another construction worker, media reports said. A new inspection of the Corinthians club stadium to be used for the World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12 was to be carried out Tuesday. The worker died Saturday after an eight metre (26 feet) fall. Three workers have now been killed during the Sao Paulo construction and seven in World Cup work across Brazil.

Work at Brazil's World Cup stadium halted after worker dies

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities halted work at the temporary stands of the stadium that will host the opening match of this year's World Cup following the death of a worker, the company in charge of the construction said on Monday. The regional labor authority of Sao Paulo demanded that Fast Engenharia stop building to make a technical analysis of the project, the company said in a statement. Fast Engenharia said that after the analysis it will announce a new time frame for finishing the temporary stands.
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