12:20 04 December 2013
Fifa has confirmed that the deadline set for the three stadiums that are scheduled to be used for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be completed as planned. Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Curitiba's Arena da Baixada and Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians stadium are all set to miss the 31 December date.
Last month, two workmen were killed in an accident in San Paulo.
However, President Sepp Blatter is very optimistic saying that issues that caused the delay are “so small we can close our eyes.”
Meanwhile, Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says that the stadiums will be ready by February.
"We don't know when the green light [to resume work] will be given [in Sao Paolo].
"We are not in a crisis mood, looking at an alternative to Sao Paulo but Curitiba is facing the most problems and clearly won't be delivered before February 2014.”
"The people from Curitiba attended a meeting [on Monday] and promised to organise themselves to get the stadium ready by the end of February 2014."
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