City Porto Alegre may drop out for World Cup 2014

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City Porto Alegre may drop out for World Cup 2014

Postby jackredslock on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:53 am

Brazil as a developing country hosting the World Cup 2014 is facing lot of problems and difficulties preparing the event. As the opening ceremony less than 90 days away, some cities are still behind the schedule.

City Porto Alegre in southern Brazil is losing grip of its chance hosting matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup because an important legislation is pending this week. The mayor Jose Fortunati told local media that there was no plan B available for raising extra fund which is urgently needed.

Companies investing the temporary structures for the World Cup are having a tight budget. Yet authorities are not permitted to use public money to fund structures that will not be used after the World Cup. Therefore a bill aims to free investing companies’ tax will be voted this Tuesday (25 Mar).

The stadium Beira Rio in Porto Alegre will host five games for the tournament. Stadium itself is almost ready, but according to FIFA organizing committee, it still has to build temporary structures for mass media, sponsors, and many other purposes. Besides that, the fixtures outside the stadium for France, Holland and Argentina are still under construction too.

City Mayor Mr. Fortunati clearly expresses his concern over the temporary structures issue "If the project is not voted, we won't have the World Cup in Porto Alegre. There's no Plan B, nor C nor Z," he warned in a way of humor.

The vote of tax reduction legislation is scheduled at this Tuesday by the Rio Grande do Sul state legislative assembly. Fate of Porto Alegre’s hosting depends on the result.

Porto Alegre’s Beira Rio is not the only case. City Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium is facing similar situation and it’s going to host the opening match. The continuous delay deeply worries the FIFA secretary General Jerome Valcke on his Friday inspection of the stadiums.Read more information by visit: thefifagame.com
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