No Plan B yet for Olympic tournament without Sao Paulo

An aerial view of the Amazonia Arena soccer stadium in Manaus, in this June 3, 2014 file photo. (Reuters)

Local organizers say there is no Plan B yet for the Olympic football tournament if Sao Paulo drops out as a host city.

FIFA this week announced Sao Paulo among six cities hosting matches next year. However, local officials say the city may not be able to stage any games because of the costs involved.

The local Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday it remains “positive” that a solution will be reached and is not yet considering an alternative plan if Sao Paulo withdraws.

A meeting is scheduled for next week to discuss the issue. A decision must be made by the end of the month, when fans seeking tickets will be allowed to choose which events they want to watch.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46