Futsal World Cup venue misses more deadlines
FIFA says its intended Futsal World Cup final venue in Thailand
has no pitch and no safety certificate ahead of the tournament
kicking off on Thursday.
FIFA says the Bangkok Futsal Arena will undergo a final
inspection next Monday.
Nine days later it is scheduled to host a quarterfinal in the
24-team competition. Group-stage games have been switched to
Local tournament organizers blamed heavy rains and flooding for
missed construction deadlines at the $40 million, 12,000-capacity
FIFA says the latest plan includes submitting ”an emergency
evacuation plan, the provision of an insurance policy to cover all
risks, and the finalization of a CCTV security system.”
Options to install a pitch by Monday include importing one from
Italy or China, which requires special customs clearance.