The Maracana Stadium (Estádio do Maracanã), in Rio de Janeiro, is an iconic Brazilian stadium. It attracts much adoration, being described by some as a 'footballing mecca'.
Opened in 1950, the Maracanã was once the world's largest stadium by capacity. It has since been refurbished, now holding just over 78,000 fans.
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Construction: The Maracana had been successfully renovated for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, presenting no issues about readiness for World Cup 2014.
Matches: Argentina 2 : 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina (June 15), Spain 0 : 2 Chile (June 18), Belgium 1 : 0 Russia (June 22), Ecuador 0 : 0 France (June 25), Columbia 2 : 0 Uruguay (June 28), quarter-final France 0 : 1 Germany (July 4) and the final on July 13 - Argentina 0 : 1 Germany.
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.