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


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

    Estadio Nacional
  • 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 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.

    Estadio Do Maracanã
  • 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