FIFA confirm venues & dates for Brazil World Cup 2014 & Confederations Cup 2013
FIFA have finally confirmed the venues, dates and kick-off times for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 & Confederations Cup in 2013.
The World Cup will run from 12th June to 13th July. The opener is set for Corinthians new stadium in Itaquera, São Paulo, which may not be ready until February 2014. Kick-off for the first match is scheduled for 17:00 local time (13:00 London).
Games will be held in the southeast, northeast and Midwest regions of the country in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Salvador, Cuiabá, Manaus, Curitiba, Natal, Porto Alegre and Recife.
In the first phase, teams will be based in São Paulo, Fortaleza and Brasília. Four matches are expected per day with kick-offs varying from 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 – times vary because of the local conditions. Even though the tournament will be held in the Brazilian winter, temperatures remain high in the northeast hence the evening kick-offs. The south is usually considerably cooler.
The semi-finals are in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo on 8th and 9th July at 17:00. The final is in the Maracanã on the 13th (16:00 local, 12:00 London).
The Confederations Cup will be held between 15th to 30th June. Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and Fortaleza will be the host cities. Recife and Salvador may also figure if their stadiums are ready in time.
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