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Stadiums and cities of FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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Stadiums and cities of FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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1.Arena Pantanal stadium in Cuiaba has the capacity of 42,968 people. The project cost $210 million and will host four matches of the World Cup group stage
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2.Beira-Rio stadium in in Porto Alegre was built in 1969 but is being reconstructed for the World Cup. The stadium used to have a capacity of 0-,ooo, but after the reconstruction it can only room 56,000
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3. The stadium in Sao Paulo is called Arena Corinthians, after the football team that owns it, but the media call it Itaquera as well. The capacity is 48,000, but for the World Cup it will be increased by 17,000
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4.Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador was built in 1951. In 2007 the authorities announced it would be rebuilt to have the capacity of 66,000 people
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5.The Arena das Dunas in Natal has a capacity of 45,000 people and will host four matches of the group stage
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6.The famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro has the biggest capacity in South America — 78,000. Before the reconstruction it could room up to 200,000. Four group matches, 1/8 final, 1/4 final and the final will be played here
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7. Arena Pernambuco in Recife has a capacity of 46,000 people
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8.Arena da Amazonia in Manaus will host four matches of the World Cup
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9. The stadium in Brasilia was opened in 1974. In 2010 the old stadium was demolished and the construction of a new one was started, with a capacity of 71,000 people
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10.Mineirao stadium was established in 1965 in Belo Horizonte. It was recently reconstructed to have a capacity of 70,000 people
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11.Mineirão stadium in Fortaleza
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12.Arena da Baixada opened in 1914 in Curitiba, it is the home stadium of Atletico Paranaense, who also own it. The capacity is 47,000
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CITIES

1.The capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, Cuiaba was founded in 1719 and has a population of 570,000 people. Cuiaba is the second smallest of the hosting cities. Not far from Cuiaba lies one of a huge swamp area called Pantanal
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2.The capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre was founded in 1722 and has a population of 1,5 mln. people. It's one of the most important cities in the south of Brazil, with a developed economy and cultural life
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3.Founded in 1554, Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and in the whole southern hemisphere with a population of 11,3 mln. people.
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4.Salvador, the capital of Bahia, was founded in 1549 and today has a population of 2,6 mln people. One of the main sights is the cable-railway you can travel around the city on
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5.Natal is the capital and largest city of Rio Grande do Norte. It was founded in 1599 and has a population of 850,000 people. The name of the city means 'Christmas' in Portugese
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6.Rio de Janeiro is one of the most famous cities in the world. The name of the city can be traslated as 'January river'
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7. Recife is one of the main economic centers of Brazil. Founded in 1561, it has a population of 1,6 mln. The city is often called Brazilian Venice for its marvellous architecture
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8. Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimoes rivers. Amazonia opera theater is one of the main attractions of the city
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9. Brasilia is the federal capital of Brazil and the capital of the Federal District. The capital was moved here from Rio de Janeiro in 1960
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10.Belo Horizonte is the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais. The name of the city means 'beautiful horizon'
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11.Fortaleza means 'fortress'. It was founded in 1726. The city is famous for it's cultural mixture of native and colonial traditions
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12.Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Parana. The name means 'pine place' referring to a species widely spread here
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