World Cup Host City, Belo Horizonte

27 Mar

nei

by Nei

In this post  I will talk about the FIFA World Cup 2014 that is taking place in Brazil. First, I will talk about the host cities.

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Belo Horizonte:  Belo Horizonte was inaugurated in 1897 and was named “Cidade de Minas” and in 1906 its name was changed to Belo Horizonte. Nowadays Belo Horizonte or ‘Beaga’ (BH) as it is known, is the sixth most populous city in Brasil with about 2.5 million inhabitants.  Belo Horizonte has two of the most successful football teams in Brasil; they are Atletico Mineiro  that has a rooster as a mascot, and Cruzeiro which has a fox as their mascot. The main place of the duels between Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro is the Stadium Governador Magalhães Pinto. This stadium is one of  the best stadiums in Brazil. For the FIFA World Cup 2014 the stadium has been renovated with focus on security and comfort and now sits 57,483 fans comfortably.

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The first match at the Mineirão will see  Colombia take on Greece on June 14th.  The next match is Belgium vs Algeria on  June 17th, followed by Argentina vs Iran on the 21st,  and England vs Costa Rica on the 24th.  The Mineirão will also hold quarter-final and semi-final matches.

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One Response to “World Cup Host City, Belo Horizonte”

  1. mmirandaalex March 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Lovely city, my hometown. Go rooster (Atlético Mineiro)!

    GAAAAALO!

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