Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Questioned Sao Paulo Stadium Approved as Possible 2014 World Cup Host

FIFA officials have announced that Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo is fit to host first-round, second-round, and possibly even a semi-final match during the 2014 World Cup. FIFA released the statement after a Brazilian newspaper reported statements by a FIFA officials indicating Morumbi Stadium would not be considered as a host venue.

The statement said information was provided on what needs to be improved for the stadium to host a semifinal, and "FIFA is currently waiting to see these improvements."

FIFA had previously said it was not satisfied with the project for Morumbi Stadium.

FIFA says Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo is ready to host group games at 2014 WCup
The Associated Press
April 13, 2010