The first capital city in Brazil’s history, Salvador will welcome the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ at a new, purpose-built stadium with a capacity of 52,048. The new arena will host six games at the tournament and has been constructed on the site of the Fonte Nova.

Officially known as the Estadio Octavio Mangabeira, the Fonte Nova was opened on 28 January 1951 and was the venue for many a derby between Salavador’s Esporte Clube Bahia and Esporte Clube Vitoria. It was closed in November 2007 and subsequently demolished three years later.

The stadium that has risen in its place, the Arena Fonte Nova, has been modelled on its predecessor and is covered by a lightweight, metal roof. A public-private joint venture, the complex will house a panoramic restaurant, museum of football, car parks, shops, hotels and a concert hall.

Maintaining the proud tradition of the Fonte Nova, the new stadium will host four group matches, three of them featuring top-seeded teams, as well as a Round-of-16 match and a quarter-final tie.

Matches

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13 Jun 2014 - 16:00 Local time
13 Jun 2014
Match 3
Group B
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
13Jun
Spain
SpainESP
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
16:00
16 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
16 Jun 2014
Match 13
Group G
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
16Jun
Germany
GermanyGER
Portugal
PortugalPOR
13:00
20 Jun 2014 - 16:00 Local time
20 Jun 2014
Match 25
Group E
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
20Jun
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
France
FranceFRA
16:00
25 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
25 Jun 2014
Match 44
Group F
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
25Jun
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
Iran
IranIRN
13:00
01 Jul 2014 - 17:00 Local time
01 Jul 2014
Match 56
Round of 16
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
01Jul
[1H][1H]
[2G][2G]
17:00
05 Jul 2014 - 17:00 Local time
05 Jul 2014
Match 59
Quarter-finals
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
05Jul
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[W52][W52]
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