Rio De Janeiro - Estadio do Maracana

On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay. Mistakenly confusing the bay with the mouth of a river, he named it Rio de Janeiro - literally translated as the January River.

The city of Rio de Janeiro itself was founded on 1 March 1565 by Estacio de Sa, and was the seat of Brazilian politics from 1764 until 1960, when it was replaced by Brasilia. Nonetheless, Rio remains Brazil's most popular tourist destination and cultural hotspot, besides being the country's second most populous metropolis with just over 6 million residents.
As well as its incomparable natural beauty, Rio's rich history and the cariocas'contagious joie de vivre have all contributed to making the city known and loved across the globe. The highlights of the Rio calendar include the New Year's Eve celebrations and world-famous Carnival. This bustling metropolis, located between a tropical forest and a series of magnificent beaches, is an ideal base for exploring either, while the Cidade Maravilhosa has everything fans of modern urban life could wish for.

Rio de Janeiro is without doubt a city packed with contrasts: its striking colonial architecture recalling a bygone era while its imposing modern buildings represent a bright future. Perhaps the two most iconic sights are the Sugarloaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which sits atop the Corcovado Mountain, these images winging their way around the world on the front of millions of postcards.

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Estadio do Maracana / Maracanã Stadium:

There are a lot of stories about the Maracanã stadium and the way it has been rebuilt in 2007 for half a billion in order to host the Pan American Games.
The story seems to become hilarious when it occured that the most famous stadium in the world didn't fit the FIFA standards. So here we go, an extra billion was injected to the stadium. Let's not talk here about the human sacrifices: schools are been demolished, the poor but happy part of Rio has suffered the consequences of evictions, segregation and social prejudices as some schools have been closed.
The International Airport of Rio is also under work. It is called renovation (parking, paths, halls) until June. The need for an extra airport (Santos Dumont) can be very useful if the first one is saturated (or vice versa!). About BRL 6.8 billion ( 2.1 billion €) - 85% public money to prepare Rio nonetheless for 2014 but also 2016! and so on...

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في اليوم الأول من شهر جانيوري 1502 ،الرحالة البرتغالي قاسبر دي ليموس وصل للبرازيل على متن سفينته وأرساها في خليج على الساحل البرازيلي . هذا الخليج يطلق عليه الآن خليج قينابارا .بشكل خاطئ ،الخليج يتم الخلط بينه وبين مدخل النهر . الرحالة أطلق عليه ريو دي جانييرو ،معناه الحرفي نهر جانيوري . تم تأسيس مدينة ري دي جانييرو في اليوم الأول من شهر مارش عام 1565 من قبل إستاكيو دي سا أصبحت هذه المدينة مقر صنع السياسة البرازيلية من عام 1764 إلى 1960 ،حينها خسرت المدينة هذه الخاصية لمدينة برازيليا . على الرغم من ذالك ،مازالت المدينة أهم وجهة سياحية في البرازيل ومشهد ثقافي مهم في البرازيل . كما أنها ثاني أكبر مدينة في البرازيل من حيث الاكتظاظ السكاني حيث يبلغ عدد سكانها مايفوق قليلاً ستة ملايين نسمة . بسبب جمالها المنقطع النظير وتاريخ الحافل والغني ،كل هذا جعل المدينة محبوبة في العالم . يقام فيها عدد من الاحتفالات والكرنفالات مثل نييو يورك إيف . هذه المدينة من غير شك تحتوي على كثير من المتناقضات ، فمثلاً في مجال البناء هناك المباني ذات الطابع القديم التي تذكرنا بالحقبة الاستعمارية من قبل برتغاليا وفي مقابلها هناك المباني الحديثة ذات التقنية المتقدمة والتي توعد بمستقبل باهر . لربما من أكثر أعظم المشاهد الجميلة التي لابد من أن تكون من أهم الوجهات السياحية لأي زائر محترف هي جبال سكرلوف و تمثال المسيح الذي يقع على قمة جبل كوركوفادو . ستكون هذه الوجهات أمام الملايين من المشجعين في البطولة التي سوف تقام في البرازيل .

Rio de Janeiro is the very depiction of Brazilian football with all forms of kick abouts taking on its streets, public parks and vast beaches. It comes as no surprise, then, that the city is the birthplace of such world-renowned footballers as Jairzinho, Zico, Ronaldo and Romario, to name but a few.
Four of Brazil's biggest and most popular clubs are based in the Cidade Maravilhosa: Botafogo, Fluminense, Vasco da Gama and Flamengo, the club with the country's biggest fan base, of over 30 million aficionados.

Football is like a religion for the cariocas, and its temple is undoubtedly the mythical state-owned Maracana, arguably the most famous and once the largest stadium in the world. Officially named Mario Filho Stadium, after a famous sports journalist, the Maracana was inaugurated shortly before the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and hosted five of the home country's six matches in that competition, including the fateful 1-2 loss to Uruguay in the final match of the tournament. The resounding defeat on 16 July 1950 - dubbed Maracanazo by world champions Uruguay - was to be forever remembered as a national disaster in Brazil.
The Maracana has been completely renewed for the FIFA World Cup, in order to offer absolute comfort while still being the largest stadium in Brazil as a 75,117-seater.

The Engenhão, which was built as a venue for the Pan-American Games in 2007 and will be used in the 2016 Olympic Games, is the home ground of Botafogo. Vasco owns the São Januário, a stadium built in the 1920s that was the largest in the country before the Maracanã was opened.

كرة القدم في البرازيل .

تشتهر هذه المدينة بكرة القدم حيث أن هناك الكثير من الناس الذين يلعبونها في الحدائق العامة والملاعب الكبيرة المجهزة . هذا في الحقيقة ليس بغريب إذا عرفنا أن هذه المدينة كانت منبع الكثير والكثير من اللاعبين المشهورين مثل : علماً أننا فقط ذكرنا عدد قليل جداً بالمقارنة مع ماقدمته هذه المدينة من لاعبين مهرة . Jairzinho, Zico, Ronaldo and Romario
أربعة من أكبر النوادي البرازيلية لكرة القدم موجودة في
Cidade Maravilhosa: Botafogo, Fluminense, Vasco da Gama and Flamengo يمكن القول أن كرة القدم بالنسبة للكاريسوس بمثابة دين والمعبد هو
الذي يمكن القول أنه أكبر وأشهر ملعب (أستاد ) في العالم . mythical state-owned Maracana سمي بشكل رسمي استاد ماريو فيلو وذالك على اسم صحافي رياضي مشهور في البرازيل . تم افتتاحه قبل بطولة الفيفا عام 1950، كما أنه استضاف ست مباريات في تلك البطولة من مباريات الدولة .


Stadium name:

Estadio do Maracana


Rio de Janeiro

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Date Results
15-Jun Argentina
18-Jun Spain
22-Jun Belgium
25-Jun Ecuador
28-Jun 1C
04-Jul W53
13-Jul W61

Rio poster FIFA

The silhouette of the carefree footballer balancing a football on his neck forms a heart which symbolises the people’s deep love of football in Rio de Janeiro. Football is at the centre of their world, an idea which is conveyed by the depth achieved through the various layers. Each layer in turn stands for one aspect of Rio de Janeiro: the beach, the mountains, the Sugarloaf, the sea and the sky.

The colours and vibrancy of the layers portray the energy and pace that are typical of Rio de Janeiro and football. Upon closer inspection, behind the individual layers you will find a smile, an invitation to share in the city’s joie de vivre, the thrill of those who cheer with all their heart, and the satisfaction you get from a kick-about at the end of the day.

You cannot avoid feeling the positive vibes and the beat of the music all around you. Those who meet a true Carioca (native of Rio) soon realise that’s what Rio de Janeiro is really made of.