Renovation work begins at Maracana Stadium for 2014 World Cup in Rio

By The Associated Press (CP)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Renovation at Maracana Stadium has officially begun for the 2014 World Cup.
Some sitting sections started being removed on Tuesday, kick-starting work to make the famed venue ready for football’s biggest showcase in four years.

The stadium, which is expected to host the World Cup final, will not be immediately closed, but its capacity will be reduced during the renovation.

More than 80,000 fans packed the Maracana in a Brazilian league match between Fluminense and Vasco on Sunday.

The stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup., will likely be used in the 2013 Confederations Cup.

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It is been forty four many years given that England lifted the world cup in
the wonderful last of ’66. The challenging fact is because then England
supporters have experienced to endure the disappointment and harm as every world cup ended with their country’s anticipations in tatters.

But as we go in the direction of the 2010 event in
South Africa the hopes and desires of the nation will as soon as again increase from the shadows.
Could this be the year Capello’s boys finally bring the
world cup back to excellent old blighty? At a time of gloom and monetary distress
our nation wants a explanation to rejoice more than ever ahead of.

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