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Carnival - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval - Brasil Maracanã - Estádio Mário Filho | by ¨ ♪ Claudio Lara - FOTÓGRAFO
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Carnival - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval - Brasil Maracanã - Estádio Mário Filho

The Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, commonly called Estádio do Maracanã ("Maracanã stadium"), is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup. Since then, it has mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama.

It has also hosted a number of concerts and other sporting events. Although the paid attendance at the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,500, the stadium currently seats 95,000 spectators.wikipedia.

  

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