Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, home to two World Cups - Stock image
International Landmark, Local Landmark, Maracanã Stadium, National Landmark, Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - September 14, 2007: The largest and most famous soccer stadium in the world, the Maracan? was inaugurated on June 16, 1950, with a capacity of 200,000 spectators. At the time, Brazil lost the final game to Uruguay 2-1. Has recently been completely refurbished to meet FIFA's rules for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, taking Rio de Janeiro as the host. The photo shows the stage before its remodeling to achieving the greatest sporting event in the world.