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Host cities survive Confederations Cup cut

Host cities survive Confederations Cup cut

9 Nov 2012
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Thursday’s announcement in Sao Paulo was preceded by the very real threat that one or more of the cities would be stripped of their hosting rights due to construction delays. However, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador will remain as the host cities for the World Cup’s traditional warm-up event, which will begin on June 15. FIFA had previously stated that the venues had to be completed six months ahead of kick-off. That date has now been replaced by an April 15 deadline to begin venue testing.

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