FIFA sorrow after stadium death

  • Last Updated: May 8 2014, 21:10 BST

FIFA has expressed its sorrow following the death of a worker at a World Cup stadium in Brazil.

The Arena Pantanal venue in Cuiaba.
The Arena Pantanal venue in Cuiaba.

It was widely reported in Brazil on Thursday that a 32-year-old man died after receiving an electric shock while at work on the Arena Pantanal venue in Cuiaba.

The stadium is due to stage four group games but remains incomplete, with the final seats being installed this week.

The accident that caused the death of the man was under investigation by local authorities.

He becomes the eighth worker to die during the construction of stadiums for this summer's tournament.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke wrote on Twitter: "Saddened by the death of worker Muhammad'Ali Maciel Afonso at Arena Pantanal today. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues."