Unfinished World Cup ground inaugurated for third time

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has arrived for a third inauguration of the stadium which will be used for the World Cup's opening game, despite the ground being still very much under construction.

Reporting from Sao Paulo, ITV News Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft tweeted:


Brazilian President has arrived to inaugurate the stadium for #WorldCup opening match. Two stands are still under construction. All smiles.

He earlier pictured the current state of the city's stadium:


São Paulo's stadium being inaugurated today. Still far from ready. #worldcup opener here in 5 wks. + #england v urug http://t.co/bKWBaKtMnR


The inauguration comes as FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke led tributes to a worker who was electrocuted while fitting a telecommunications network at a World Cup stadium in Cuiaba.

Muhammad'Ali Maciel Afonso, 32, was the eighth person to have died while working on stadiums for the tournament.

Read: World Cup stadium worker killed in electrical accident


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