FIFA confirm Curitiba as WC venue

FIFA have confirmed that Curitiba will be a venue for the upcoming World Cup after a meeting held this afternoon.

The stadium had been under scrutiny, with construction not meeting the governing body’s December deadline.

However, they have revealed that Curitiba, the venue for Australia-Spain on June 23, has been approved.

“Curitiba confirmed as World Cup venue, based on the financial guarantees, the commitment by all stakeholders and progress made,” FIFA tweeted.

“It’s a race against a very tight timeline. Collective effort by all stakeholders involved in Curitiba must continue at highest pace.”

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