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Maracanã Stadium on Schedule, at R$1B Cost

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While some World Cup host cities struggle to meet deadlines imposed by president Dilma Rousseff, Rio's own Maracanã Stadium is right on schedule. But while the building and modernization work remains on track, the costs have accelerated by almost 40 percent in just eight months to almost R$1 billion.

Initially projected at R$705 million last year, it is now estimated the final bill will come to around R$957 . . .

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