The FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke and the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Sport Luis Fernandes visited the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre this Tuesday morning (18.02). Together with the president of Internacional Sport Club Giovanni Luigi, officials from FIFA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC), as well as the federal, state and municipal governments watched a presentation about the progress of the construction works in the stadium. Then, they visited the ground, which will be the stage of five 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil matches.
In this round of stadium visits, the delegation was in Manaus on Sunday (16.02) and Brasilia on Monday (17.02). See how the visits went:
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On Saturday (15.02), the Beira-Rio played host to the first match held there after renovation works changed how the ground looks. In a Rio Grande do Sul State Championship match, Internacional beat Caxias 4-0, with ten thousand fans on the stands.