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Brazilian president visits controversial World Cup Stadium in Sao Paulo

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Brazilian president visits controversial World Cup Stadium in Sao Paulo

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has visited Sao Paulo’s controversial World Cup Stadium.

Construction of the the Arena Corinthians, which will host the opening match in the tournament on June 12 between Brazil and Croatia, has been dogged by problems.

Three workers died on the job and local officials ordered several stoppages until additional safety measures were implemented.

Some of the planned transport infrastructure to the €300 million stadium in the won’t be completed on time.

A protest by hundreds of homeless families demanding housing in the city has been taking place near the arena. Government officials have reportedly said they will find homes for them.

Despite the problems, Rousseff has remained optimist and believes it will have a positive impact on the city.

When finished arena will have a capacity of 48,000 people but another 20,000 temporary seats are being for the World Cup.