1 Updates
FIFA warning to World Cup venues
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

FIFA warning to World Cup venues

Oct 11 2013, 3:27am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 11 (IANS) Brazil's Arena da Baixada "does not have a moment to lose" if it is to make the year-end construction deadline for 2014 World Cup stadiums, football's governing body FIFA has warned.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 11 — Brazil's Arena da Baixada "does not have a moment to lose" if it is to make the year-end construction deadline for 2014 World Cup stadiums, football's governing body FIFA...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

FIFA warning to World Cup venues

Oct 11 2013, 3:27am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 11 (IANS) Brazil's Arena da Baixada "does not have a moment to lose" if it is to make the year-end construction deadline for 2014 World Cup stadiums, football's governing body FIFA has warned.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 11 — Brazil's Arena da Baixada "does not have a moment to lose" if it is to make the year-end construction deadline for 2014 World Cup stadiums, football's governing body FIFA has warned.

The stadium in the southern city of Curitiba is the least advanced of Brazil's 12 World Cup venues with redevelopment work only 80 percent complete, reports Xinhua.

"It's one of the stadiums where there is still work to be done and it's being permanently monitored by the local organising committee," FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke told the media Thursday.

"We have people going there regularly to meet with those responsible for the stadium, the surface and the surrounding area. There's not a moment to lose if the stadium is to be ready for the World Cup."

Arena da Baixada will host four matches during the June 12 to July 13 tournament.

Work on the stadium was halted earlier this month by a labour court judge, who claimed the venue posed a safety risk to workers.

The ban was lifted five days later.

Valcke reiterated there would be no flexibility to the year-end cut-off for stadium construction work.

"The question isn't whether the stadiums will be ready or not," he said. "They will be ready. The question is whether they will be ready to be equipped with the necessary facilities. For this reason work needs to be speeded up."

FIFA also warned that the surface of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha stadium is not yet up to World Cup standard.

Brazil and Chelsea defender David Luiz was among those to criticise the pitch's unevenness before Brazil's 6-0 friendly victory over Australia at the venue last month.

"The quality of the surface in Brasilia isn't what it should be," Valcke said. "We hope it improves. It's not a criticism but a fact."

"We are now in October and the World Cup will be in 245 days. We have plenty of time to make sure everything is right by then," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Force India finish sixth in 2014
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered double points finish, here Sunday.
 
 
Hamilton seals F1 drivers' title with Abu Dhabi win
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) British racing driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula 1 drivers' title as he comprehensively won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the 5.5 km Yas Marina Circuit here Sunday.
 
 
Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here Sunday.
 
 
Pune FC seal semifinal berth in King's Cup
Thimphu, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune FC thrashed Assam State Electricity Board FC 5-0 in a third round Group-B encounter to seal their place in the semi-finals of the 2014 King's Cup at the Changlimithang Stadium here Sunday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Mila Kunis: Jupiter Ascending was like boot camp
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum ''got in trouble'' for losing too much weight filming 'Jupiter Ascending'. The 31-year-old actress - who has two-month-old daughter Wyatt with fiancé Ashton Kutcher - admits the futuristic...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Force India finish sixth in 2014
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Hamilton seals F1 drivers' title with Abu Dhabi win
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) British racing driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula 1 drivers' title as he comprehensively won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the 5.5 km Yas Marina Circuit here Sunday...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
14 killed in Afghanistan bombing
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Paktika province of Afghanistan, a source said. "The blast occurred late in the evening....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iraqi forces attack IS-held towns
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces attacked two towns held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Sunday, police said. Security forces backed by Shia militias and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and Sam's Club Black Friday 2014 Sales are Live
The big retailers cannot wait this year and launched Black Friday 2014 sales as early as Friday. These sales are the real deal offering deals that are advertised in Black Friday 2014 Ads. On Friday Walmart Black Friday...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Pune FC seal semifinal berth in King's Cup
Thimphu, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune FC thrashed Assam State Electricity Board FC 5-0 in a third round Group-B encounter to seal their place in the semi-finals of the 2014 King's Cup at the Changlimithang Stadium here Sunday....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Vaughan
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Taylor Swift to receive Dick Clark Award
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla