2 Sao Paulo stadiums could host 2014 WCup matches

Officials say South America’s biggest city will likely have two
stadiums ready to host World Cup matches in 2014.

Two days after authorities said Corinthians will build a stadium
that could host the tournament’s opener, Sao Paulo mayor Gilberto
Kassab said Monday that Palmeiras’ arena could also host matches
after its renovation is complete.

Kassab says the issue still needs to be discussed with the
Brazilian football federation.

Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium was set to host the opener, but it
was dropped earlier this year because of a lack of financial
guarantees.

Corinthians’ stadium would need extra investments to host the
opener as its initial planned capacity is for 48,000 people – short
of FIFA’s requirement of 65,000.