• Castelão Stadium in Fortaleza

    Castelão Stadium in FortalezaThe Castelão Stadium, originally named Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, was opened after four years of construction on the 11th of November 1973, with the inaugural match being played between Ceara and Fortaleza.

    The stadium is owed by the Ceara state government and an initiative of then governor Plácido Castelo, after whom the stadium was subsequently named after. The stadium is the home ground of local teams Ceara and Fortaleza.  (more…)

  • Top 5 youngest player to watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Top 5 youngest player to watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup - Paul PogbaWith just over a fortnight to go, final squads for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are been slowly announced. With some surprise exclusions already and more to come, there are some very young and very talented players who have nothing to fear about. Of these, potentially world-class players we have narrowed it down to the top 5 youngest player you should watch out for at the World Cup in Brazil.

    The 5 youngest player at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

    Paul Pogba – having barely featured at Manchester United under Sir Alex Fergusson the 21-year-old Frenchman grew increasing frustrated and called time on his career at the Theatre of Dreams, opting for a move to Italian giants Juventus. Having joined Juventus in 2012 Pogba has been sensational and has displayed immense displays of skill, athleticism and the ability to hit surface-to-air missiles. Pogba’s efforts in Italy have not gone unnoticed, as he has helped Juventus to two consecutive league titles since his arrival. Moreover, Pogba is now regarded as one of France’s key players. (more…)

  • 10 Tourist Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

    CopacabanaFrom the soaring rain forest covered mountains, to globally recognised architectural structures and sandy white beaches, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro’s alluring beauty has led to the city been known as cicade maravihosa, the ‘marvellous city.’ Along with breathe taking landscape, the vibrant carnivals, samba queens and cuisine with music to match has kept millions of tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro. This year with the added gift from the gods, that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Brazil and Rio will be more special and alive than ever before. With so much to see and do we have taken the time to compile a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that all visitors will want to see.

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  • Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

    Built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, officially named after legendary journalist Mario Filho, the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho is better known as the Maracanã Stadium. Built from August 1948 and officially opened on 16 June 1950 the Maracanã Stadium has played an iconic role in the history of football. Built to be the largest stadium in the world it boasted a capacity of 200 000 people. It is on this hallowed ground that Uruguay shocked the hosts by clinching the 1950 edition of the tournament with a 2-1 victory.

    Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (more…)

  • 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…)