Rio: Brazil-England friendly to be played

May 30, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Brazil's international friendly against England scheduled for Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's newly renovated Maracana stadium will go on as planned after a judge canceled the game for safety concerns earlier Thursday.

In her ruling, Judge Adriana Costa dos Santos said she was cancelling all matches in the stadium until local organizers presented documents showing that the venue is appropriate to host events. She said the decision was made to guarantee the "safety of fans at the Maracana."
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