SAO PAULO – Part of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Brazil next year has collapsed, causing significant damage.
Wednesday's accident could delay the delivery of the stadium in Sao Paulo by FIFA's December deadline to have all 12 venues ready. Itaquerao Stadium was practically completed.
Television images showed that a huge metal structure buckled atop the stadium, destroying part of the stands in the east side of the venue.
Some local media said the accident occurred when a crane collapsed.