|Project of the brand new Itaquerão Stadium (under contruction)|
FIFA's decision takes into account the infrastructure of the city, hotel accommodation, transport and airports. As well as the agility of state and municipal governments to set the stadium building. Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, are also trying to host the opening match, but both do not have the same structure of São Paulo.
"Sao Paulo is most well-structured city in Brazil", said Emanuel Fernandes, state secretary of planning. In the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, there is only São Paulo as alternative.
Live: construction of the Itaquerão Stadium
Itaquerão is the name of the stadium which is currently under contruction in São Paulo. June 13 of 2014 is set to be the first World Cup match. The great Brazilian World Cup opening event is scheduled for June 12, 2014.
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