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FIFA chief: World Cup opener on schedule

SAO PAULO - FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says he doesn’t expect the World Cup opener here to be affected by the construction delays at the stadium where a crane collapse killed two workers last year.

Valcke visited the Itaquerao stadium Monday to begin FIFA’s first inspection tour of the year ahead of June’s World Cup, saying “we will do all that we can” to make sure the opener is successful. He said he was satisfied with the work at the venue and expects there will be enough time for test events after its completion in April. The World Cup begins June 12 with Brazil playing Croatia. AP
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