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England pitch for Italy opener to be painted to hide flaws?

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Groundsmen in Manaus have painted the pitch green to hid the fact there is brown areas because it hasn't been properly prepared, according to the Metro.

It is another embarrassment for the host organisers in a lead up to the tournament which has been dogged by protests and construction works, and has largely behind well behind schedule. Humidity had always been the main challenge facing the sides that will play in the Jungle, but it could be the playing surface as well which could spoil the matches that are being played inside the stadium. 

Football's governing body, FIFA, has refused to admit that the grass has been painted and is in fact is undergoing "treatment".

FIFA have not had an easy time of late with question being asked of the validity of Qatar's bid with fresh allegations of money in exchange for votes. The man in charge, Sepp Blatter, has also lost the support of UEFA, with his position now becoming untenable after expressing an interest in once again running for president in 2015. 

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