First Two World Cup Stadiums Opened

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The last two weeks have offered some positive news for Brazil's 2014 World Cup preparations which has suffered from numerous delays and criticisms. In December the host country has seen the first two stadiums - of the twelve planned - declared ready for the tournament and reopened for use.

The first arena to be completed was Castelão Stadium, in the northeastern city of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?