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Top Destination in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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The Maracanã Stadium on June 5, ready for the fans: let the games begin

Alexandre Macieira/Riotur

Updated on June 11, 2014

Rio de Janeiro is primed for the start of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 (June 12 to July 13, 2014) at the Maracanã Stadium.  

The city is the event's top destination: according to a May report on  Agência Brasil, the country's official news agency, one sixth of all the foreign tourists in Brazil for the Cup will stay mainly in Rio, with some traveling to other host cities for one or another match and returning to Rio afterwards. 

 

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