Brazil’s World Cup stadium has been beseiged with setbacks, delays and death. Workers rush to complete the building of 12 stadiums before the tournament starts on June 12th. An ambulance arrives at the scene, for the latest fatality. Muhammad-ali Maciel Afonso was the eighth worker to die during building for the tournament. He was installing communications equipment at the new Arena Pantanal in the western city of Cuiaba With just weeks to go before the World Cup begins, this stadium is one of several yet to be finished. Workers still need to install seats, set up wi-fi and cell coverage. [More]
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Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed causing significant damage and killing three people. (Nov. 27) Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Part of the roof of a stadium in Brazil’s northeastern city of Salvador collapsed on Monday, apparently due to a build-up of rainwater. The Arena Fonte Nova stadium is set to host Confederations Cup matches next month. (May 27)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Brazil has officially inaugurated its new national stadium in the capital, Brasilia.President Dilma Rousseff took to the pitch in what is Brazil’s most expensive stadium, having cost more than $750m to build.With the Confederations Cup less than a month away and the World Cup little more than a year away, Brazil has rushed to complete 12 new stadiums in the country.Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Brasilia.