FIFA confirm the 12 cities to be used for 2014 World Cup in Brazil

May 31, 2009 at 22:20 1 comment

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Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Curitiba, Salvador, Recife, Natal, Fortaleza, Manaus and Cuiabá have been chosen to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The winning bids contained few surprises but the choice of Brasília and Cuiabá at the expense of Florianopolis raised a few eyebrows. Brasília is the country’s capital but has no big team and many argue that building a large stadium there will ultimately be a waste of money. The same can also be said of Cuiabá, which is more famous for agriculture than football. Goiânia, Campo Grande, Belém and Rio Branco were the other cities that missed out.

Though the cities have been decided, the final decision on whether to renovate or completely rebuild many of the stadiums has yet to be taken.


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  • 1. football  |  August 5, 2009 at 13:29

    Nice post. i learned many more about the football from this post.
    thanks for posting.


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