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Report: Manaus' Field in Poor Condition

  • Guardian, Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:43 PM

The controversial Amazonia Arena in Manaus, the World Cup stadium that will play host to the USA-Portugal match as well as England’s opener against Italy, is already undergoing emergency repairs, the Guardian reports, due to seriously undernourished grass as a result of excessive use of fertilizer as well as the region’s high temperatures and humid conditions. The report claims that though the stadium is near completion, the field faces a race against time to be at a high enough standard before the England-Italy opener on June 14.

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