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25 Feb 2014 11:19:07

Mineirao - World Cup 2014

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.

Matches:

Group CColombiavsGreece
Group HBelgiumvsAlgeria
Group FArgentinavsIran
Group DCosta RicavsEngland
Round of 161Avs2B
Semi-finalW57vsW58


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