Check Out The Host Cities for The World Cup in Brazil!

This summer’s World Cup promises to be a bombardment of drama, scrumptious skill and nerve shredding tension. Away from the pitch, visitors will experience a nation of contrasts and constant surprises. From the Amazonian city of Manaus to the sun drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a unique nation that’s ready to welcome the world for this year’s World Cup.

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This June, all 12 host cities will boast stylish modern arenas which will be equipped with free WiFi allowing fans to make live comments on Facebook or Twitter or even do some online betting.Each stadium will host a minimum of four group stage matches. Thus, for people interested in betting on their favourite team while waiting for the match to begin, bookmakers of the own country are recommended, for example for UK, could be a good and interesting option.

The show gets underway in Brazil’s most populated city, Sao Paulo were the host nation take on Croatia in the opening match on June 12. Sao Paulo is a vibrant metropolis that is a shining example of a modern, ever- developing Brazil.

Whilst Sao Paulo hosts the opening game, arguably Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro, will host the final on July 13 in the famed Maracana stadium.

Blessed with beaches, Brazil is keen to show off lesser known coastal cities such as Natal, Fortaleza and Recife. Here visitors will be treated to Brazilian beach culture which is not just about sun and sea but also delicious sea food.

Also on the coast is Salvador. Once the capital of the New World, Salvador is a gem of a city that boasts an UNESCO listed Old Town. The city is renowned for its cuisine, architecture and vibrant street carnivals. The city’s Arena Fonte Nova will host a Round of 16 and a Quarter Final match.

Away from the coast, Brazil’s interior cities allow visitors to experience a different Brazil from the picture postcard image that is known throughout the world.

Despite being the nation’s capital, Brasilia is less visited than Brazil’s famous beach cities. The city, built in just four years from 1956-1960, is home to stunning Oscar Niemeyer architecture and will host a Round of 16 match, a Quarter Final and the 3rd place playoff match.

Located in the far north of Brazil, Manaus allows visitors to experience a distinctive Amazonian experience in a city that blends, not always seamlessly, nature and development. Manaus was the location all managers wanted to avoid due to the city’s heat and humidity and will host group games including Italy vs England on June 14.

Belo Horizonte is a football mad city that is home of two of Brazil’s biggest club sides, Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro. The city has been dubbed the “Bar Capital of Brazil” and is also a culinary treat. The Mineirao stadium will be the setting for a Round of 16 and a Semi Final match.

The pulsating port city of Port Alegre is a cultural and economic centre of Brazil with fascinating museums whilst Curitiba is a shining example of Brazilian development. Cuiaba, the furthest west of the host cities, will host four group games and is a city that acts as a gateway to the Brazil’s astonishing rainforests.

So whatever Brazil you are looking to experience, the 12 host cities will provide you with the perfect setting.