FIFA sticks with laggard Curitiba
[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] World Cup 2014 games at the Arena da Baixada will go ahead as FIFA re-confirmed the Curitiba venue after it received financial
guarantees that will enable the stadium project to be completed.
“It is essential that the works are maintained at the required levels and that a collective effort by all the
stakeholders involved in Curitiba continues," FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in a statement issued on Tuesday, the day FIFA gave to get the necessary
guarantees. "It's a race against a very tight timeline and will require regular monitoring, but we are counting on the commitment made by the Atletico Paranaense, the city and the state of
The work at the Arena da Baixada will intensify, with a minimum of 1,500 workers on-site, to a level where the completion can certainly be envisaged for mid-May, just weeks
before the start of the World Cup.
The 40,000-seat stadium will stage four first-round matches. Pulling the venue would have required redistributing the matches to other venues, which would
have been a nightmare for foreign fans who have already purchased tickets, book flights and paid for hotels.
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