Brazil-England friendly back on

An estimated 74,000 people are expected to watch Sunday's game, the second test for the stadium inaugurated on April 27 after a multi-million-dollar 30-month renovation.

updated: May 31, 2013 13:41 IST
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Rio De Janeiro: A court Thursday overruled a Brazilian judge's order canceling Sunday's friendly game between Brazil and England in Rio's Maracana stadium, saying safety concerns at the recently renovated facility were unfounded.

The O Estado de Sao Paulo daily on Thursday quoted court sources as saying the Rio judge who earlier cancelled the match had acted on a request from state prosecutors.

They had said that there was no evidence Maracana met "the minimum necessary conditions to host games or events".

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