Estádio Nacional

Mane Garrincha Stadium

The Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha Stadium, in Brasilia, helped host the 2014 World Cup. It was an important venue, hosting games at each stage of the competition up the the third place match.

Like several other stadiums, the Estádio Nacional caused considerable controversy. Of the $3 billion spent on preparing venues, it cost a stunning $750 million. With Brazil suffering economic woes from the world recession, this expense was not popular with many Brazilians.

Location: Brasilia

Capacity: 70,064

Construction: Work on the stadium was completed in May 2013.

Matches: Switzerland 2 : 1 Ecuador (June 15), Colombia 2 : 1 Ivory Coast (June 19), Cameroon 1 : 4 Brazil (June 23), Portugal 2 : 1 Ghana (June 26), France 2 : 0 Nigeria (June 30), quarter-final Argentina 1 : 0 Belgium (July 5) and the third place match on July 12 - Brazil 0 : 3 Holland.

World Cup 2014 Venues : Estádio do Maracanã, Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Arena de São Paulo, Estádio Castelão, Estádio Mineirão, Estádio Beira-Rio, Arena Fonte Nova, Arena Pernambuco, Arena Pantanal, Arena Amazônia, Arena das Dunas and Arena da Baixada.