Sao Paulo will be ready to host 2014 World Cup opener, says FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke

The FIFA World Cup starts on June 13 2014. Brazil host the tournament after 64 years. In 1950 they lost the final to Uruguay.

updated: August 20, 2013 09:37 IST
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Sao Paulo: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Monday he had no doubt that Sao Paulo's Itaquera stadium would be ready in time to host the opener of the 2014 World Cup.

The arena is 86 percent complete ahead of next June's kick-off for Brazil 2014.

"If FIFA doubted that the opening would be in Itaquera, that doubt was resolved today," Valcke told a news conference.

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