With a little over a year to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the builders of Sao Paolo’s new Itaquerao stadium are threatening to halt construction, Reuters reports.
The builders say they have not been given the $200 million government loan they were promised, and threatened to stop work on the stadium if it isn’t paid.
The Itaquerao is supposed to host the first game of the event on June 12, 2014.
The run-up to the World Cup has been marred by reports that construction and infrastructure problems will throw the event into disarray.
As you can see from these stunning photos, there is still a ton of work to be done.
It cost $400 million to build, but the public financing loan has not been delivered yet, according to the builders
The Itaquerao will be a gleaming new stadium, but that's not the case for many other Brazilian World Cup Venues...
The same cannot be said for the Itaquerao, which may be in danger of embarrassingly missing out on the World Cup entirely
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