Netherlands' Jeremain Lens, left, is challenged by Chile's Eugenio Mena during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Managers and players have complained about the state of pitches used in the World Cup with the grass at several stadiums coming under criticism as not fitting for such an important tournament.FIFA have prevented some teams from training on the match surface ahead of their games and managers of Chile and Bosnia, as well as players with Belgium and Ghana, are among those who've complained the turf is threadbare or cuts up easily.The state of the surface in Cuiaba could be related to its late delivery. It was one of three stadiums finished months behind schedule, meaning the turf was laid late.The pitch already looks threadbare and officials cordoned off the goalmouths ahead of the match.However, Andres Sanchez, the Corinthians director in charge of the arena, laughed off Sampaoli's complaints, calling them "ridiculous".
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