Brazil's iconic stadium in the spotlight

Iconic Maracana will host friendly game between Brazil and England despite safety concerns.

    Brazil will host England in a friendly match in Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Maracana stadium, despite safety concerns.

    The historic stadium had been closed for more than two years to undergo a costly renovation, estimated at $430m.

    A court order last week suspended the game, saying that Maracana was not ready. But a judge later revoked the suspension, clearing the game to go ahead.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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