• Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha – Brasília

    The majestically designed and imposing Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha is the poster child of Brazilian architecture and sustainability, with a capacity of 68 009 spectators, it’s the second largest stadium hosting matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Estádio Nacional de Brasília - @Wikipedia

    Brasilia is the Federal capital of Brazil thus many office buildings are called National. The stadium was named after famed footballer Mané Garrincha who was nicknamed The Joy of The People, and was a star of the successful 1958 and 1962 Brazilian World Cup winning teams. (more…)

  • Who is the Favourite for the FIFA World Cup 2014?

    Fifa World Cup 2014 FavouriteWith the final countdown to the greatest sporting event on the planet entering the home stretch, fans of all 32 teams are beginning to whey up their options of picking up the illustrious trophy as all 32 provisional squads have been announced. England and Brazil have already named their final 23 man squads with the rest of the participating nations having up until the 2nd of June. With a spectacular event expected fans and bookies alike have begun to name their favourites for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Is it the fallen generation rising again, the experienced kings or the dark horse? We will find out in just a few weeks at the World Cup in Brazil. (more…)

  • Belo Horizonte – Mineirão Stadium

    Belo Horizonte – Mineirão StadiumMineirão Stadium, officially called Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto was officially opened on 5 September 1965. The stadium took 5 years to build and was a culmination of the architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer. The sheer beauty of the stadium cannot be ignored and its listing by the Heritage Council of Belo Horizonte is a testament. Upon its erection the stadium was set to host local teams Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro was projected to hold a massive amount of 130 000 spectators. The record attendance for the venue stands at a staggering 132 834 set on 22 June 1997 in a match between Cruzeiro and Villa Nova. (more…)

  • 15 Facts you need to know about the World Cup in Brazil

    FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now less than a month away, with final squads being announced and more specific details about the tournament being announced. With so much information coming in it all seems a little too much to take in. We have therefore taken the liberty to gather the 15 most important facts you will need to know about Brazil.

    15 Facts about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

    #1 The most important thing to know are the countries participating in the tournament. By regional groupings qualifying as follows:  (more…)

  • All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus

    All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus - Arena da AmazoniaCapital of Amazonas, the North Western state of Manaus in Brazil, is home to almost 2 million residents. The majority of Amazonas’ football teams are located in Manaus so it’s therefore no surprise that 4 of the 2014 Brazil World Cup matches are being held in its newly built stadium: Arena da Amazonias.

    Arena da Amazonias

    Starting on the 14th of June, two days into the competition, which sees 32 national teams come together over the course of a month, England and Italy meet in Manaus’ traditionally designed Arena da Amazonias to begin the battle out of Group D. With Italy now ranked 8th and England ranked 15th in the FIFA world rankings, Italy go into the match as firm favourites. However, the game between two sides, who play two very different styles of football, promises to entertain.  (more…)

  • Can Brazil Host World Cup 2014 and Summer Olympics 2016

    Can Brazil Host World Cup 2014 and Summer Olympics 2016Despite getting the title of 5th biggest country on earth and one of the very most enthusiastic as well as profitable nations around the world when it comes to soccer, since 1950 Brazil has never hosted a FIFA World Cup. Perhaps even more amazing is the fact that, the Olympic Games has never been hosted by any of South American countries. Therefore, it’s a big award for Brazil and also for South America that Brazil is going to host the FIFA World Cup 2014 and just after two years of the event of FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil will also retain the responsibility of hosting “Summer Olympics 2016”. This sporting event will be held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

    In 2007 Brazil has also hosted “Pan American Games”. This feature is an advantage for Brazil that it already has constructed numerous facilities for the next “Summer Olympics 2016”. As a result Brazil already has 60% in the essential sporting activities locations set up. However it continues to have significant building along with renovations.  (more…)