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Brazil opens Curitiba World Cup stadium

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil`s Arena da Baixada World Cup stadium officially reopened Saturday after more than two years of construction work.

The stadium`s first World Cup test event saw Atletico Paranaense draw 0-0 with J. Malucelli in Brazil`s Parana-state league, reported Xinhua.

Only 10,000 tickets were made available for the match, less than a quarter of the venue`s capacity.

Arena da Baixada is one of three stadiums yet to be ready for football`s signature tournament, to be held from June 12 to July 13.

The venue in Brazil`s south will host four World Cup matches: Iran-Nigeria (June 16), Honduras-Ecuador (June 20), Australia-Spain (June 23) and Algeria- Russia (June 26).