Report: World Cup delays cost Brazil $410 million

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's largest newspaper says the country will spend an additional $410 million to expedite construction work for the 2014 World Cup.

The Folha de S. Paulo daily says costs will increase because more workers will have to be hired to complete stadiums and infrastructure in time for the monthlong tournament. Folha says that work will be nonstop at nine stadiums and seven airports, meaning extra shifts must be added.

The stadium in Sao Paulo, site of the World Cup's opening game, is among those that requiring more workers. The airport in South America's biggest city also will cost more.