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Maracana inspection ruled out by flooding at primary World Cup venue

The Confederations Cup are due to be held in Brazil this summer

Concern over the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the Confederations Cup this summer increased after Fifa and the local World Cup organising committee had to cancel an inspection visit because the stadium was flooded.

Parts of the construction site and some equipment for the venue for the 2014 World Cup Final were virtually submerged after heavy rain fell in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.