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SAO PAULO (AP) FIFA's top World Cup official visited the delayed stadium that will host the opener in less than two months and said there is "not a minute" to waste to get the venue ready.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Tuesday there's still a lot of work to do at the Itaquerao stadium, but stressed that it will be ready for the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12.
He said local organizers are "running against time," but they know there is "no choice" and understand they have to come through with their promise to finish all the work in time. There is only one FIFA-scheduled test event planned for the stadium before the opener, and it won't even happen in front of a full crowd.