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Brazil: Underreported fire damage at stadium triggers completion concerns

February 17, 2014 - 6:00am

Damage caused by an October 2013 fire at the Arena Pantanal stadium in Cuiabá, Brazil, was much more than previously disclosed, Reuters reported citing a local report.

The news has now raised concerns on whether the stadium will be ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which starts in June.

A prosecutor at the Public Ministry said the ministry will ensure "that no games occur (at the stadium) until the safety is completely guaranteed."

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