2014 World Cup stadium section closes following collapse of stand

A stadium due to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is forced to close down one of their stands following a collapsed fence.

A section of one of the stadia due to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been forced to close down due to a collapsed stand.

The Arena do Gremio ground was at the centre of controversy when a fence gave way following an 'avalanche' celebration, which involves fans running down the terraces, took place during a clash between Gremio and Liga de Quito last month.

A statement released by the South American Football Confederation on their official website said: "Gremio must close the North sector of the stadium where the avalanche took place in the next match of the tournament.

"Furthermore, the stadium will be automatically closed [for one or more games] if any other similar problem takes place in the next two years."

A number of fans were injured following the collapse.

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