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  • Corinthians's and Figueirense players battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Only 40,000 tickets were put on sale for Corinthians' match against Figueirense because some of the 20,000 temporary seats needed for the World Cup opener are still being installed. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil holds final stadium tests for World Cup

    Brazilian organizers admitted there were problems but said they were mostly satisfied with the results of the final two stadium tests for the World Cup on Sunday, including at the troubled venue that will host the tournament opener in a few weeks.

  • FILE - This March 2014 file photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It's all coming down to the final 30 days. Brazil had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Mauricio Simonetti, File)

    Prosecutors threaten to halt work at WCup stadium

    Brazilian prosecutors are threatening to halt construction at the already delayed stadium hosting the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo because of concerns related to workers' health and safety.

  • FILE - This March 2014 file photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It's all coming down to the final 30 days. Brazil had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Mauricio Simonetti, File)

    Health issues could halt work at World Cup stadium

    Construction on the already delayed stadium hosting the World Cup opener could be halted because of health and safety concerns for workers.

  • Brazil holds test events at 2 World Cup stadiums

    Brazilian organizers have held test events at two of the problematic World Cup stadiums, including the one hosting the tournament's opening game next month in Sao Paulo.

  • FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Brazilian organizers are adding safety features where a worker died in the stadium hosting the World Cup opener, hoping to quickly reverse an order that halted construction in part of the venue. The addition of new safety rails comes a day after labor officials said the installation of 20,000 temporary seats at the Itaquerao stadium could not continue until safety concerns were addressed. On Saturday March 29th,  2014, a 23-year-old worker died after falling from about 26 feet while installing the seats needed for the opener. (AP Photo / Andre Penner, File)

    New safety measures at stadium marked by death

    Brazilian organizers are adding safety features where a worker died in the stadium hosting the World Cup opener, hoping to quickly reverse an order that halted construction in part of the venue.

  • Brazil police: Worker likely without safety cable

    Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident that killed a worker at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months showed he likely wasn't wearing a required safety cable.

  • Workers back at World Cup stadium after accident

    Construction workers returned Monday to the stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers and renewed questions about Brazil's readiness to hold the soccer tournament.

  • 3 killed in collapse at venue hosting WCup opener

    Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, causing significant damage and killing three people, authorities said.

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