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Stadium tragedy casts shadow over World Cup draw

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In little more than a week from now, the World Cup draw will reveal the groupings for the 32 qualified teams in the global game’s flagship event. But whereas this should be a time of excitement as players, fans and officials get a real taste for what lies ahead in Brazil next summer, the tragic events of Wednesday in Sao Paulo mean that there will be a heavy cloud hanging over the proceedings in Costa do Sauipe next Friday.

The collapse of a crane at the Arena Corinthians, which killed two people, has taken the total death toll during construction at World Cup venues to four and will now ensure that the stadium, which is due to host the opening game of the tournament on June 12, will not be delivered until after FIFA’s December 31 deadline.

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