Connect with us


Brazil vs England Friendly Back On After Judge Reverses Decision

Ah, you’ve got to love politics. After a judge suspended the Brazil against England friendly yesterday due to concerns about public safety, the same judge overruled her decision today and said that the game must go on.

The state government presented a report today showing that the Maracanã Stadium complies with the relevant safety guidelines and the order has been overturned.

“All safety requirements for the friendly between Brazil and England have been complied with and, because of a bureaucratic failure, the appraisal from the public ministry that proves the compliance with the rules on safety at the Maracanã have not been sent to Suderj (the administrative division of the Rio de Janeiro state authority),” read a statement.

It’s amazing what 24 hours and political influence will do to change the decision.

The game will be played on Sunday at 3pm ET. Viewers in the United States will be able to watch the match live on beIN SPORT.

In the meantime, let’s hope the authorities in Brazil are actually going to do something about the public safety concerns that include construction rubble around the stadium and alleged concerns regarding the state-of-the-art roof.

Rather than sweep all of the problems under the carpet, hopefully this PR nightmare will get FIFA and Brazil 2014 focused on ensuring that the stadiums are completely ready and safe in time for next month’s Confederations Cup tournament to be held in Brazil.

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. trickybrkn

    May 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Sadly it is on at the same time as the USMNT take on the Germans. And priority #1 is the USMNT over England as it should for every American.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Brazil

Translate »