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Stadium infrastructure work delays World Cup test match

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The Canadian Press
1/30/2014 10:49:26 AM
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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The first test match at a World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre will not be played this weekend as planned because infrastructure work outside the venue has not been completed.

The Beira-Rio is not expected to be fully completed until late February, but local club Internacional was set to host matches with limited attendance beginning on Sunday. The matches would serve as test events as the stadium prepares to host five World Cup games in June.

The decision not to play at the Beira-Rio was made because of all the infrastructure work outside the venue.

Brazil promised to have all 12 World Cup stadiums ready by the end of last year but five remain under construction.

World Cup Stadium (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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