22 May 2014

World Cup test event cancelled in Brazil

3:06 pm on 22 May 2014

The upcoming football World Cup in Brazil has hit another hurdle with FIFA cancelling a test event at the stadium that will host the tournament's opening match, the sport's governing body now scrambling to arrange another game at the venue.

Corinthians were scheduled to play Cruzeiro at the Corinthians arena on May the 29th, but the match was cancelled amid fears that the match could provoke traffic chaos in South America's biggest and often hugely congested city.

That match has been rescheduled for the day before and moved to a different venue, Portuguesa's Caninde Stadium.

FIFA now say they will try to reschedule a game for the 68,000 capacity Corinthians arena on June the 1st.

The opening match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia is due to be held at the stadium on June the 13th NZT.