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Most expensive Brazil World Cup Stadium has leaking roof

12-25-2013 13:34 BJT

To next year's World Cup now, and more bad news for the organisers. The most expensive of the 12 stadiums built or revamped for the tournament has a leaking roof.

The local government agency that runs the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, will ask the company that rebuilt it, to explain why parts of the roof let in rain during last weekend’s women’s match between Brazil and Chile. Local media reported that almost the entire lower ring of the stands was soaked.

But Secopa played down the problem, saying the leaks were not serious and would not affect any of the matches being played there during next year’s World Cup. Secopa also added that the stadium came with a five-year guarantee and any repair work would be paid for by the builders.

The national stadium in the capital Brasilia cost more than 500 million US dollars. It will host six World Cup matches including a quarter-final and the third-place playoff. The venue was inaugurated in May. It has held 17 major events since then, including the opening match of the Confederations Cup.

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