Recife - Arena Pernambuco
The Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is a new multi-use stadium in Recife which is located in the north-east of Brazil. The stadium, which will host five matches at Brazil 2014, has a capacity of 46,160 making it one of the smaller venues used for the World Cup.
Arena Pernambuco opened to the world in May 2013 with the first match contested between Nautico and Sporting Lisbon, which ended in a 1-1 draw. It will now host three Confederation Cup matches this summer before being home to a series of matches at the World Cup, including one of Brazil's.
|Local Team:||Clube Náutico Capibaribe|
|Pitch Dimensions:||105m x 68m|
2014 World Cup Fixtures - Arena Pernambuco
|15 Jun||02:00||ITV||Ivory Coast 2 - 1 Japan||Recife|
|20 Jun||17:00||BBC||Italy 0 - 1 Costa Rica||Recife|
|23 Jun||21:00||ITV||Croatia 1 - 3 Mexico||Recife|
|26 Jun||17:00||BBC||United States 0 - 1 Germany||Recife|
|29 Jul||21:00||TBC||Costa Rica v Greece||Recife|
5 things you need to know about Recife!
- It is known as the capital of the North-east.
- The city is football mad!
- Home to three teams: Nautico, Santa Cruz and Sport.
- The Boa Viagem beach is one of the most famous urban beaches in Brazil.
- The city is a major port on the Atlantic Oceana
Fun Fact: 50 bridges and small rivers give Recife the name, the 'Brazilian Venice'.
Very wet! Rains on average 224 days a year, but it;s also warm at 28c, combining to form very humid conditions.
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