Stadium Collapse, Gang Problems Beset Brazil

 

Brazil, the 2014 World Cup host country, is facing some major roadblocks that are seriously threatening the success of next year’s world soccer games.

Murder rates have soared in Rio de Janeiro, the World Cup city where footballers of England (and their fans) are supposed to travel for hte 2014 games.

Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, killing two workers and raising urgent new concerns whether the country will be ready for soccer’s signature event.

 

But that’s not the country’s only problem.

Two people are dead today after a crane struck the stadium being built for the 2014 World Cup opener in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The accident occurred when a construction crane crashed into a 500-ton metal structure that in turn cut through the outer walls of the venue, destroying rows of seats and slamming into a massive LED panel that runs across the stadium’s facade.

With a global eye on the way Brazil will handle the crime problem and the recent stadium tragedy, the Sport Digest will post commentary from sport authorities on whether the country looks like it will be able to recover in time for the World Cup.

Click here to read more about the World Cup stadium collapse.

Click here to read more about the recent crime increase in Rio.

 

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