Stadiums update – First half of March 2013
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The biggest developments to be revealed in the first of this month’s stadium updates are the installation of the pitch at the Maracana (above) and the completion of work at the Arena Fonte Nova, the third FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 stadium to be completed after the Castelao and the Mineirao.

FIFA.com also brings you the latest pictures from the two other stadiums that will stage games at this June’s Festival of Champions: the Arena Pernambuco in Recife and Brasilia’s Estadio Nacional.

Click on the gallery on the right for the latest photos in the “Stadiums progress” series. The series is published at FIFA.com every fortnight for the six FIFA Confederations Cup stadiums and on a monthly basis for the six 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ venues.