Monday, March 22, 2010

FIFA and Brazilian Soccer Club Come to Terms Over Stadium Renovation

FIFA and a Brazilian soccer club have come to an agreement over the contentious renovation of a Sao Paulo stadium for the country's 2014 World Cup. FIFA had apparently been concerned about reforming the Morumbi stadium, and had criticized renovation plans that apparently did not meet FIFA specifications. But the club and FIFA have ironed out the issue.

"The latest information about the saga between FIFA and Sao Paulo is that the latest project fulfilled all our requirements," Valcke told reporters.

"It's seems there is a clear understanding on what we are looking for."

The Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo is expected to serve as one of the venues for a semi-final match during the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA and Sao Paulo reach agreement over stadium plans
March 19, 2010