Mineirao - World Cup 2014

25 February 2014 11:19

The Mineirao or 'Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto' was originally built to give the city of Belo Horizonte a larger alternative to the Estadio Independencia, which was the city's main stadium in the 1960's.

The Mineirao took around five years to construct and opened in 1965 with a match between a selection from the state of Minas Gerais and Argentina’s River Plate.

Much like the Maracana, the Mineirao required a completely redeveloped bottom tier and roof to meet FIFA standards for the 2014 World Cup.

The Mineirao is set to play a total of six matches during Brazil's 2014 World Cup, including one round of 16 match and one semi-final.

Facts: Opened in 1965, the Mineirao is home to Cruzeiro EC.


Group CColombiavsGreece
Group HBelgiumvsAlgeria
Group FArgentinavsIran
Group DCosta RicavsEngland
Round of 161Avs2B

Source: DSG

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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