2014 FIFA World Cup™
100 days to go
04 Mar 2014
Attendances of 100,000-plus have been recorded at 17 different FIFA World Cup™ matches – and all 17 have taken place in either Rio de Janeiro or Mexico City.
The tournament record was set in 1950, when a staggering crowd of 173,850 packed in to the Maracana to witness Uruguay’s shock defeat of Brazil in that year’s final.
There will not, however, be an 18th 100,000-plus attendance at Brazil 2014, with the new, all-seater Maracana – though still Brazil’s biggest stadium – operating at a capacity of ‘just’ 73,531.