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Brazil 2014 World Cup Stadiums

The Football World Cup is very near, a lot of teams are already qualified and Brazil has made a big investment in infrastructure for the World cup. One of the benefits that countries that hold the World Cup is that they can show more of their cities and places around the country.



Brazil is a beautiful country with lots of interesting places, the stadiums for the world cup are located in cities like Manaus, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia, Cuiabá,  Recife, Porto Alegre, Fortaleza, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.

The Stadiums and cities of the World Cup Brazil 2014


Manaus

Situated in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest, the city of Manaus is located in the confluence of the rivers Negro and Solimoes, Manaus is a very important industrial city, with a population of more than 2 million people is the 12th biggest city of Brazil.  Manaus is a rising metropolis that offers natural beauty and local traditions, making it an interesting travel destination.
The Arena Amazonia, formerly the Estadio Vivaldao, will held A, D, E and G groups. With a capacity of 42374 spectators this stadium was finished this year and will be host of concerts and cultural events once the World Cup finishes.

 

Sao Paulo


Sao Paulo is the financial and business hub of Brazil, and the biggest city, with a population of 11 million people. Sao Paulo is a very interesting travel destination, not only for business, as the city also offers a cultural profile and is famous for the gastronomic offer with more than 12000 restaurants located in the city. But the city also offers tourist attractions such as the Sala Sao Paulo, the Weathervane Cultural Science Museum, the Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo and the Parque do Ibirapuera, just to mention some of the many attractions that the city of Sao Paulo has.

The Stadium that will be used was constructed for this World Cup, and will be the home Ground of local club Corinthians once the World Cup finishes. With a capacity of 65807 spectators it will held matches from the A, B, D and H groups as well as a match of the Round of 16 and a Semi Final.

Salvador de Bahia

Salvador de Bahia was the first capital city in Brazil's history, a city with a population of 3 million people, it is located in the Northeast part of Brazil, in the Atlantic ocean, the city was established in 1549 and has an important Portuguese, African and Indigenous influence that gives the city a cultural richness that makes it one of Brazil's most important tourist destinations. Churches and Colonial buildings, among with African elements that can be seen all around the city are some of the attractions that Salvador offers to the traveller.

The Stadium that will be used for the World Cup is the Arena Fonte Nova, a stadium that was originally built in 1951 and that was demolished and rebuild for this World Cup. With a capacity of 48747 spectators, will held matches of B, E, F and G groups as well as a match of the Round of 16 and a Quarter Final.

 

Curitiba


Curitiba is the capital of the Parana state and the most populated city in the south of Brazil with a population of 1.8 million people. Curitiba is a city that welcomed European immigrants during XIX century, and this is seen in its tourist attractions such as the Italian cantinas, the Bosque Alemao or the Ukrainian church in Tingui park.

The Estadio Joaquim Americo, better known as Arena da Baixada is one of the most modern and best appointed stadiums, rebuild in 1999, it was originally constructed in 1914, it has a capacity of 41456 spectators and will held matches of the B, E, F and H groups. It is the home ground of Atletico Paranaense.

Recife

Recife is located in the north east of Brazil and is the capital of the Pernambuco state. Its main attraction are the magnificent beaches near the city, such as Boa Viagem and Porto da Galhinas, this last one located 70 km from the city and being one of the top tourist destinations in the country.
But Recife not only offers impressive beaches, it has also a very important historical attribute, given mostly by the Dutch presence in the region since the XVII centrury and that can be admired in places like the Orange fort and the city of Olinda, that was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1982.
The Arena Pernambuco will held matches A, C, D and G groups as well as a match of the round of 16. This Stadium constructed for this World Cup has a capacity of 44248, it is located  in Recife's metropolitan zone of Sao Lourenco da Mata, 19 km from the Guararapes International Airport.

 

Porto Alegre


Founded in 1742, Porto Alegre is the capital of the southern state of Rio de Grande do Sul, the city has an important European heritage, and with a population of about 1.4 million people, it is one of the most important cities of Brazil, and a very important tourist destination with many attractions such as the Central Public Market, the Estatua del Lanzador or the Jardim do Passeio Alegre.

Beira Rio is the stadium that will be used in the world Cup, home of Internacional, this stadium has a capacity of 48849 spectators and will held matches of B,E,F and H groups, as well as a match of the Round of 16.

Fortaleza


Fortalez is the capital of Ceará state, and was during the XVI century controlled by the Dutch, Fortaleza is known for its large and wonderful beaches such as Praia do Futuro, Iracema and Mucuripe beach. It has a population of 2.4  million people and a very important tourist infrastructure.



The Stadium that will be used for the world cup is the Estadio Castelao, home of the two biggest teams in the city, Ceara and Fortaleza, built in 1973 it was remodelled for the world cup, it has a capacity of 64846 spectators and will held matches from the A, C, D and G groups as well as one match of the round of 16 and a match of quarter-finals.

Natal

Natal is one of the preferred destinations of the foreign tourists visiting Brazil, its incredible beaches and rich history makes this city of 800.000 people an important tourist destination. Natal is the capital of the Rio Grande do Norte State and its location makes it nearest Europe than any other American city. 

The Estadio das Dunas will held matches of the A, C, D and G groups, this Stadium that was built for the World Cup replaced the original stadium of Machadao, that was demolished to let this new Stadium rise. With a capacity of 42086, the stadium will be finished in December of this year 2013.

 

Rio de Janeiro


Without doubt Rio de Janeiro is the most world known city of Brazil, a city with a population of more than 6 million people, and that it is known for its beautiful beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema,  and its Carnival. The natural beauty of the city makes Rio de Janeiro one of the most visited cities in the world.  Among the many attractions that the city has, we can mention the Pao do Açucar (Sugarloaf), the Corcovado Mountain, with its Cristo Redentor statue on the top of the mountain, and the rich cultural and historic legacy.


The Maracana Stadium will held again a world cup, this historic stadium was remodelled for the world Cup and it has been witness of important football matches of the Brazilian national team.
The stadium has a capacity of 76804 spectators, it was built for the 1950 World Cup, and is the home ground of two important teams of Brazil, Flamengo and Fluminense. It will held matches of the B, E, F and H groups as well as one match of the Round of 16, Quarter Finals and it the Stadium that will be used for the Final.

Belo Horizonte


Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais states, and with a population of 2.4 million is the sixth most populous city in Brazil. The city is one of the cities with best quality of life in Latin America, and has many tourist attractions like Pampulha, Alto de las Mangabeiras, Savassi, the city centre with its diversity of architectural styles and the Mercado Central. It is also known as the National Capital of Bar, as it has more bars and cafes than any other city in Brazil.

The Stadium that will be used for the World Cup is the Estadio Mineirao, a stadium that was built in 1965 and that was reconditioned for this world cup, with a capacity of 62547 spectators will hold  matches of the C, H, F and D Groups and a match of the Round of 16 and Semifinals. This stadium is home of Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro, and it is an historic venue of Brazilian Football.


Brasilia


Capital of Brazil, and a city with a marvellous architecture, Brasilia  will held a world cup for the first time. A city with a population of ... million people, it is the city were the most important decisions of Brazil are taken, as the government and president live in this city.

The Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha will be holding matches of the A, C, E and G groups as well as a match of the Round of 16 and a Quarter Final. It has a capacity of 68009 and was build exclusively for the World Cup, the construction of the Stadium finished in 2012. This stadium will be host of the opening match of the World Cup.

Cuiabá

Cuiabá is the capital of Mato Grosso state and is located in the exact geographic centre of South America, 2000 km from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Cuiabá is one of the hottest cities in Brazil, with a population of 500.000 people, the city is a very important tourist destination due to the massive presence of nature and the confrontation of three major ecosystems in Brazil: the savannah of Cerrado, the wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon.

The Arena Pantanal is the stadium that will represent Cuiabá in the world Cup. A new stadium with a capacity of 42968 spectators that will be finished next year. The stadium will host matches from the B, C, F and H groups.
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