Discover Football Brazil

Football, a popular national sport, draws crowds and inspires enthusiasm all over the country. In Rio, a match in the Maracaña stadium leaves you with an unforgettable souvenir. This giant stadium can hold up to 150,000 people. The matches take place at weekends, but the stadium can be visited every day. Football fanatics should not miss this footy-pilgrimage, which begins with a visit to the 'hall of fame' of Brazilian footballers. Don't forget to ask to take a peek at the lockers before going into the bleachers of this historical stadium where the World Cup was played in 1950!

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    The Maracaña Stadium, Rio, Brazil

    One of the world's largest football stadiums. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event

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    The hugely popular national sport, football, captivates crowds.

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    Football in Copacabana

    Many locals play their favourite sport on Copacabana beach.

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    Visiting the stadium

    Matches take place at the weekend, but the stadium is open on weekdays for visitors.

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    The changing rooms

    Ask to visit the changing rooms before heading up to the stands. Panoramic views are guaranteed at this historic stadium!

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    The cheering crowd

    Football, a popular national sport, mesmerizes crowds.

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