The EstádioJornalistaMárioFilho, better known under the name ‘Maracanã', is an integral part of Rio's sporting heritage. Built in two years, the oval-shaped stadium opened in 1950, and its 200,000 capacity makes it Brazil's biggest stadium. During the FIFA World Cup that year, Rio lost to neighbouring Uruguay in the final, a global event and a national tragedy.
Sixty-four years later, and after many football stars had graced the stadium Pelé, Zico, and Ronaldo among them-Brazil lost to Germany, who went on to beat the Argentinians in the final of the last World Cup, in 2014. A match between Flamengo and Fluminense play here, and the stadium has hosted giant rock and pop concerts.
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