• Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre

    Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto AlegreOfficially named Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estadio Beira-Rio, is the biggest stadium in the south of Brazil and has a very rich history with the people of Porto Alegre. The stadium is the home of Internacional, arch-rivals to their Porto Alegre neighbours Gremio.

    History of Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre

    In 1956, the city of Porto Alegre donated the site on which Estadio Beira-Rio is located. The site is near the Guaiba river, giving rise to the mean of the stadium’s name in Portuguese, Riverside Stadium. The site had to be initially drained before construction could begin. Construction only began in 1959 due to the financial difficulties that Internacional was experiencing at the time. Internacional therefore relied heavily on their fans for contributions of building materials.  (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…)

  • 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…)