Representatives of FIFA and the World Cup Local Organizing Committee (LOC) visited yesterday (April 27) the works of Fonte Nova, but did not give any clues about the situation of the stadium in Salvador for the Confederations Cup in 2013, which still depends on the approval of the entity.
""No decision was made today [yesterday], but we could collect the technical information required for FIFA to make its final choice," the director of FIFA’s office in Brazil Fulvio Danilas said.
The result of the visit will be sent to leaders of the entity after a report is made by the delegation. FIFA will make the decision in June.
The governor of the state, Jacques Wagner, saw the survey with optimism. "With this technical visit, we took another step towards the Confederations Cup. It has not been decided yet, but we are hopeful. We will show them the progress of the work, which is advanced, and we will await their decision," Wagner said, who accompanied FIFA's technical staff.
Under construction since August 2010, Fonte Nova is 59% complete – it has the second highest rate among the World Cup stadiums. The installation of the metal structure of the cover has begun to be installed this month. The number of workers, in turn, has reached the peak (2,600 workers).
Last Friday (April 27), the delegation also visited Arena Pernambuco. Like Fonte Nova, the Recife stadium, with little more than a third of execution, also depends on the FIFA’s assessment to be one of the Confederations Cup venues. Four host cities have already been confirmed for the tournament: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro.