x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

In pictures: Brazil World Cup 2014 stadium crane collapse

With one thunderous crash, Brazil’s troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, just as football gears up for the high-profile setting of the schedule for next year’s big event.

Part of the stadium that will host the tournament’s opening match collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent worries that Brazil won’t be ready.