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Host city guarantees World Cup venue will be ready

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- One of the Brazilian host cities for the World Cup says the stadium will be ready in time.

Local organizers in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba say they have taken all necessary measures requested by FIFA to guarantee its delayed stadium will be finished on time. The tournament begins in June.

The announcement comes five days before FIFA will say whether the city will remain in the World Cup or the four matches at the venue will move to one of the other 11 host cities.

FIFA gave an ultimatum to local organizers last month, saying they had until Tuesday to show work at the Arena da Baixada could be finished in time.

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