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Ecuador and France barred from Maracana24-06-2014
Fifa close "Maracana" for training before the match between France and Ecuador. Both teams will play at the biggest facility in Brazil on Wednesday night.
Basically, they are entitled to make a formal training on the pavement. FIFA does not allow that to happen because there are concerns that the grass will be in even worse condition.
This is the fourth game in the stadium, and on program it must consist total of seven. The last of them will be the final of the championship on July 13.
Because of these preventive measures of Fifa, both teams had to look for other terrains in the Rio de Janeiro, on which conduct regular training before their match.
FIFA, however, reassure that their decision penalizes both teams, so even thus they are equal.
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