Host Cities

  • Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte

    Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the...

    Estadio Mineirao
  • Brasilia

    Brasilia

    The construction of this ultra-modern city, situated in the centre of Brazil, began in 1956.

    Estadio Nacional
  • Fortaleza

    Fortaleza

    Although it was officially founded as a village in 1726, and would only become the capital of Ceará in 1799, Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress') owe...

    Estadio Castelao
  • Recife

    Recife

    Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a co...

    Arena Pernambuco
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro

    On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay.

    Maracanã - Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho
  • Salvador

    Salvador

    When the Portuguese crown first decided to carry out the endeavour of colonising Brazil, the first urban area to be settled in was Salvador, which was...

    Arena Fonte Nova