Rio de Janeiro - 2014 World Cup
Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is expected to be the host of the final match of the World Cup in 2014. The confirmation as one of the 12 official host cities in Brazil was announced during the meeting in Nassau (Bahamas) on 30-31 May 2009, where the FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, confirmed the 12 Host Cities for the 2014 World Cup Brazil. The stage for the final match in 1950, Maracanã Stadium will have the chance for a “re-match” since the Brazilian team lost to Uruguay here during the 1950 World Cup.
The slogan is ready: “Carioca Heritage, a Brazilian Monument”. The Stadium will face a huge reform and remodeling to become one of the most modern sport arenas in the world. R$430 million reais are expected to be invested in this work. The New Maracanã Complex will feature new parking area, Commercial Centre, Metro Station, Supervia Station, new Hotel Tower, New Aquatic Centre and New Olympic Track.
The capital of Minas Gerais State, Belo Horizonte expects to be appointed as the host of the World Cup opening, which is also targeted by São Paulo and Brasília. The other selected destinations are Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife and Salvador.
For updated information, please visit http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/brazil2014/
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