FIFA is not planning to move the 2014 World Cup away from Brazil after the latest setback to preparations for the soccer showpiece.
Two worksmen were killed as crane collapsed onto the stadium that is due to host the opening match of the World Cup in less than 200 days.
The host nation had already admitted it is struggling to get all 12 stadia ready for the tournament and the December-ending FIFA deadline date doesn’t seem feasible at the moment.
Wednesday’s accident is the third to have claimed lives in the World Cup stadiums in Brazil, after two construction workers were previously killed in the past two years.
According to BBC Sport, senior sources within the world football’s governing body continue to insist ‘there is no plan B’ for the World Cup and investigation into what caused the accident is expected to begin today (Thursday).
Arena Corinthians, which is expected to stage six 2014 World Cup games, including Brazil’s opening and a semi-final match, was due for completion at the end of next month.
Mexico hosted the 1982 World Cup tournament 16 years after doing so for the first time after Colombia notified the Fifa in 1982 it could not do so, largely because of economic reasons.