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“Without a stadium, we can't organize a match”, FIFA warns city of Curitiba

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 - 16:59 UTC
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Curitiba risks being dropped as a venue for this year's World Cup finals if work on the Arena da Baixada stadium there fails to make significant progress, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday. Curitiba is set to host four group matches, including the meeting of holders Spain and Australia. Read full article


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  • ElaineB


    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Never mind, Brazil. One down. Still another 11 venues to be evaluated. Got any other stadiums? I mean ones that are already built. Wonder where, and when, FIFA's cut-off point is? When they say “You blew it”.

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Where Brasileiro.....I want to hear his take on the wonderful Brazil and likely the last World Cup in SA.

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Already worrying about the Olympics....

    ... will the I.O.C. take it away from Brazil? Can they?

    Brazil was selected for the World Cup back in 2007! Seven years to prepare!
    Wants to be a 1st World Country? Must try harder, methinks....
    Shame..... This is quite sad, they really have a chance to shine on the global stage

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Brazil has proven itself woefully inadequate at almost every stage for this event.

    I'm sure the event will look awesome on telly, but you couldn't pay me to be there in person.

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yup, I'll be watching in HDTV, with Catch-up, live streaming, every variety of take-out food from every where in the world in.............
    ...yup, London............

    Jan 23rd, 2014 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    World Cup and Olympic Games are events directed to the Western powers to make money at the expense of third world countries.
    For me, the two events were canceled right now. And you, Westerners capitalist masters, could go to hell.

    Jan 23rd, 2014 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    They will never understand that concept, Brasileiro.
    If you look real close you can actually see their feet sticking out some random arse.
    That where they put worth, in the arse of the day.

    Jan 23rd, 2014 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It seems that Brazil cannot only NOT control it's economy in any meaningful metric but it can't organize a piss-up in a brewery.

    And we have always been told that Brazil loves football.

    @ 7 Brasileiro

    Oh dear, do you not understand that in order for Brazil to have these events YOUR GOVERNMENT HAD TO APPLY FOR THEM?

    Even Stevie Supa-Tupa should have known that - but he does really, he's just puffing you.

    Jan 23rd, 2014 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 Against the possibility that you are not quite as stupid as “Stevie”, who makes a brain-dead, amoebic bacteria look intelligent, you might want to research how much money “your” country expects to make from these events. You should ask why “host” countries spend so much money without expecting to recover their expense and profit by a lot more. The FACT is that the World Cup alone could double Brazil's income. And then there's the Olympics on top. Mind you, I don't have a problem. I'd love to see both events removed from Brazil. What is more important is that as many “proper” people as possible are dissuaded from travelling to Brazil. Far less muggings, robberies, woundings, murders.
    Hello world, stay away from Brazil. Unless you have a death wish!

    Jan 23rd, 2014 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fbear

    Why not move the Curitiba matches to Porto Alegre? No matter what happens with the International arena in POA, the Gremio club has a world class stadium o and it's ready to go. I understand Gremio is already a back up venue, so why not let it do it's back-up function?

    Jan 24th, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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