Officials guarantee Arena da Amazonica will be ready
By Chris Donald
Officials in Brazil have guaranteed the Arena da Amazonica stadium will be ready in time for FIFA’s December deadline.
Construction on the stadium in Manaus is currently 68 percent complete and is the least advanced on all 12 World Cup venues in Brazil, reports Xinhua.
Arena Amazonica will host four World Cup matches, all in the tournament's group stage.
Miguel Capobiango Neto, the city’s liason officer to FIFA said: "Work on the stadium walls and roof is being stepped up.
"We are also taking care to make sure the rest of the project is within the working schedule so that we are able to have it ready in December."
Previously there was great concern over São Paulo’s Itaquerao stadium but now it is the most advanced among all of the World Cup venues that did not feature in the Confederations Cup last month.
Work on the new Corinthians home stadium is currently 82 percent complete, ahead of Arena Dunas in Natal (78 percent), Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba, 74 percent), Beira Rio (Porto Alegre, 74 percent) and Arena da Baixada (Curitiba, 71.43 percent).