Tag Archives: brazil soccer

First game at Maracanã

I’ve lived in Brazil for 2.5 years now (yikes) and I went to my first ‘football match’ yesterday at the famous Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium) which was first opened in 1950 when Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup.  This open-air stadium, based in Rio de Janeiro is the largest stadium in South America currently seating 78,838 spectators. […]