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Photos of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, World Cup stadium collapse

Nov 27, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

There are plenty of questions that need answers regarding the collapse Wednesday of a portion of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener.

More details are here on the collapse, which killed two workers and underlined Brazil’s ongoing setbacks as it prepares to host the world’s most-watched sporting tournament.

In the meantime, here are the first pictures now available out of Sao Paulo, where a crane crashed through an outer wall of the Itaquerao stadium.

No word yet from FIFA on whether it will extent that December deadline for all 12 World Cup venues to be ready.

What the stadium looked like a month ago:



And what the under-construction ground looks like today:


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  1. phillyphannnn83 - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Somebody ‘effed up!

  2. talgrath - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Remind me again about how this tournament will be good for Brazil and its economy and how I’m just prejudiced for thinking that the World Cup should be hosted in countries that already have the infrastructure to hold world class sporting events Mr. Blatter.

  3. 407magic - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    You won’t see me in any of those new stadiums.

  4. lawyermalloy - Nov 28, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    It certainly appears that faulty construction, probably caused by cost concerns led to this tragedy.
    Knock down the whole thing and start over. No more games this year!

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