International

Collapsed SWC roof cleared

2014-01-31 09:34
Itaquerao Stadium (AFP)

Sao Paulo - Constructors say they have removed the giant roofing structure that destroyed part of the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo after a crane collapsed last year.

Constructor Odebrecht says it cleared the 500-ton metal structure on Thursday, about two months after it crumbled along with the crane, killing two workers and causing significant damage to the stadium which will host the World Cup opener on June 12.

Odebrecht said in a statement that, with the metal structure out of the way, it can begin repair work in the damaged area.

The Itaquerao is one of the five stadiums yet to be completed for the World Cup. It is expected to be finalised in mid-April, nearly two months before Brazil host Croatia to open football's showcase event.

Read more on:    swc 2014  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Maritzburg floor Ajax

2014-04-18 20:41

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which team do you think will win the English Premiership?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.