2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Second test match to be staged at Arena de Sao Paulo

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On Wednesday 21 May 2014, FIFA formally requested the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) to organise a second test match at Arena de Sao Paulo on Sunday 1 June 2014. CBF is working to re-schedule a Brazilian championship fixture for the test to ensure it attracts more than 50,000 spectators.

Given the attention drawn from the Opening Match of the FIFA World Cup™, it is vital for the organisers that all facilities will be tested under full match conditions, including the use of temporary seats and associated facilities. These additional installations were not in place when the first test match took place on 19 May.

The decision was taken to have the match on a Sunday rather than a weekday to reduce the impact on the city's operational routine, after a request from local authorities.

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