VOA Exclusive Photos: Workers Race to Complete Construction of Sao Paulo Stadium

Photos by Nicolas Pinault

Just hours before the World Cup begins, the Arena de São Paulo – site of the tournament’s opening match – is still being constructed:

Stadium exterior. Stadium exterior.

The top of the stadium is still being completed. It’s estimated that the stadium’s roof may not be finished until after the World Cup ends.

Stadium grass

Turf surrounding the stadium has yet to be laid out.

Stadium exterior. Explain what this photo is.

Workers inside the stadium race to complete their work before the events start.