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England friendly in Brazil back on

England's friendly against Brazil at the Maracana will now go ahead after safety concerns were allayed.

The Rio state government confirmed that Judge Adriana Costa dos Santos has reversed her ruling that the stadium was unsafe.

There had been fears that the clash would not go ahead after the match was officially suspended due to safety concerns.

However, a statement on the Rio state government website later confirmed the stadium complies with "all safety rules".

The statement also confirmed a safety certificate had been granted.

"All safety requirements for the friendly between Brazil and England have been complied with and, because of a bureaucratic failure, the appraisal from the public ministry that proves the compliance with the rules on safety at the Maracana have not been sent to Suderj," the statement read.

Suderj is a division of the Rio de Janeiro state authority that holds responsibility for administrative issues with major sports venues.

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