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In this photo taken on Dec. 15, 2013, giant lighting rigs pictured,  helping to grow the reseeded pitch, at the new Gremio Arena, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, which will be a training venue during the World Cup.  At Arsenal's Highbury Stadium, Edu played on one of football's finest pitches. Award-winning Arsenal groundsman Paul Burgess became so well-known for his green fingers that he was eventually lured away by Real Madrid. So when Edu returned home to Brazil in 2009 to finish his career, the worn and sorry state of some Brazilian football fields was an eye-opener. Even now, as the World Cup host rushes to ready itself, Edu says pitches in Brazil aren't on a par with those in Europe, where he played for eight years, at Arsenal and Valencia

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