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FIFA postpones final test event for World Cup opener

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The Canadian Press
5/21/2014 4:22:43 PM
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SAO PAULO, Brazil - Uncertainty about Brazil's readiness for the World Cup opener will linger a little longer after FIFA and local organizers postponed the final test event at the troubled Sao Paulo stadium because of concerns from local authorities.

The Brazilian league match scheduled for May 29, a Thursday, was moved to the following Sunday to keep the event from disrupting the city's "operational routine" on a working day.

FIFA says it also decided to re-schedule the match to a weekend to "ensure it attracts more than 50,000" fans needed to properly test the stadium.

Fewer than 40,000 people attended the first test match at the Itaquerao stadium last weekend, when the 20,000 temporary seats being added for the opener couldn't be used. Nearly 70,000 people are expected for the Brazil-Croatia match.

Brazil World Cup (Photo: Friedemann Vogel/FIFA/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Friedemann Vogel/FIFA/Getty Images)
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