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Maracana set to reopen after delays, controversies

Updated: April 26, 2013, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- After a series of delays, criticisms and protests, the iconic Maracana stadium is finally ready to reopen in Rio de Janeiro.

The venue for the 2014 World Cup final and of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics will host a game between teams put together by former soccer stars Ronaldo and Bebeto on Saturday -- although with a limited audience -- in a test event ahead of the Confederations Cup in June.

It will be the first game at the stadium since it was ...

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