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FIFA head Blatter expects mid-April finish for World Cup stadium damaged in fatal accident

Construction workers return to the Arena Corinthians stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Construction company Odebrecht had suspended work on the site after a crane collapsed on Wednesday, Nov. 27, as it was hoisting a 500-ton piece of roofing. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Construction workers return to the Arena Corinthians stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Construction company Odebrecht had suspended work on the site after a crane collapsed on Wednesday, Nov. 27, as it was hoisting a 500-ton piece of roofing. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)  (The Associated Press)

FIFA expects the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo that was damaged in a fatal construction accident to be ready by mid-April, just two months before the start of the World Cup.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said "April 14th or 15th" is the new planned delivery date.

The Arena Corinthians stadium is due to host the June 12 opening match featuring host nation Brazil.

Blatter told a news conference that "for the time being there is no plan B" to find another stadium.

Two construction workers died last week when a crane crashed and damaged part of the stadium.