Judge reverse course and says Brazil vs. England friendly can go on at Maracana stadium

The Brazil-England friendly on Sunday is set to go ahead after all following a judge's overruling of a previous court order that had suspended the match on safety grounds.

The Rio de Janeiro state government issued a statement confirming the new ruling, just hours after judge Adriana Costa dos Santos had ordered the match at Rio de Janeiro's renovated Maracana stadium could not proceed due to ongoing construction at the venue.

The statement said "the match between Brazil and England is confirmed on June 2 with all the safety conditions assured."

The chaos of the on-again, off-again match raises more red flags about Brazil's readiness to hold the Confederation Cup — which opens in two weeks — and next year's World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.