Despite the delay in the construction of their stadium, FIFA confirmed yesterday to Curitiba as seat of the 2014 World Cup. In this manner was avoided what it would have been a failure for Brazil on the subject of organization. The city may have been excluded as seat of World Cup for delays.
The general secretary of FIFA, Jerome Valcke confirmed the news on his Twitter account: “Curitiba reconfirmed as seat of 2014 World Cup, based on financial guarantees, pledge of all parties and progress made,” said
Since the organism threatened to exclude Curitiba of the World Cup the 21st of previous January, works at Arena da Baixada have made sufficient progress to opinion of Valcke.
However, the official FIFA warned: “It will be a tight race against time, and the collective effort of all parties involved in Curitiba must continue at a strong pace.”
It is expected that the works in the Arena da Baixada will intensify, with a minimum of 1,500 workers siteworks, to reach a level in which it can specify its finalization for 15th May approximately.