MARACANA STADIUM

  • World Cup 2014: France top Group E after Ecuador draw, play Nigeria in Round of 16 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: France drew 00 with 10man Ecuador to advance to the second round of the World Cup on Wednesday, while the South Americans will be going home from the tournament. In the other final Group E game, Switzerland defeated 30 Honduras to finish in second place and join France...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium have the points, but how about the style? June 24, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: First came boos and whistles. And then, a Brazilian taunt cascaded down the stands of the Maracana stadium "Little team, your place is in the second division." The Belgians had felt honored to play at the famous stadium but the local fans didn't exactly return the...
  • As FIFA World Cup tickets go on sale, a guide on how to purchase August 20, 2013

    Football fanatics the world over are expected to make a rush to their computers or smartphones on Tuesday after it was announced that tickets for for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will go on sale late today (or Wednesday morning 5:30am, for those in India). Tickets will start from...
  • Football friendly: Brazil v England stadium suspension ended May 31, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: A Brazilian judge has lifted an injunction that threatened to block Sunday's Brazil v England soccer friendly in the newlyrevamped Maracana stadium over public safety concerns. The Rio de Janeiro state government said on Thursday night that the judge lifted the suspension order she had signed earlier in...
  • Indians, police clash in Rio over world cup preparations March 23, 2013

    Rio De Janeiro: Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that authorities want razed ahead of the 2014 World Cup, but where a few indigenous people had squatted for years. Officers in full riot gear stormed into...