Among the wonders that Rio de Janeiro has, you can find one of the most important tourist and cultural patrimonies of the country: the Maracanã, the biggest football stadium in the world. In the land of football, which makes of that sport it's religion, he is considered by many the "Temple of the Gods".
The Journalist Mário Filho Stadium, better known as Maracanã, is a football stadium located in Rio de Janeiro and opened in 1950, being used in the World Football Cup that year. Since then, the Maracana was the scene of great moments in Brazilian and world football, as the thousandth goal of Pele, the Carioca and Brazilian Championship finals, as well as international competitions and matches of the Brazilian "Seleção". It was one of the venues of the Pan American Games of 2007.
The Maracanã will be one of the venues of the World Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil. In fact, it will receive the very finals of the competition, and that will make the Maracanã become the second stadium in the world to receive two word Cups.
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