Brazil 2014 World Cup: Group B factfile

C&IT takes a look at where the games of Group B will be played and where the teams will be staying during the Fifa 2014 World Cup.

Brazil 2014 World Cup: Group B factfile
Brazil 2014 World Cup: Group B factfile
  • Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

  • Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

  • Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

  • Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

  • Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

  • Maracanã – Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

    Maracanã – Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014 (Fifa.com)

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Teams: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

Stadia:

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Capacity:
51,708
Games:
Spain vs. Netherlands (13 June)
Did you know?
The stadium complex – in Brazil’s first capital city – will house a panoramic restaurant, museum of football, shops, hotels and a concert hall.

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba
Capacity:
39,859
Games
: Chile vs. Australia (13 June)
Did you know?
The stadium’s nickname is ‘O Verdão’ (The Big Green), due to its strong sustainable credentials and proximity to Brazil’s Pantanal tropical wetlands.

Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Capacity:
42,991
Games
: Australia vs. Netherlands (18 June)
Did you know?
Nicknamed the ‘Gigante do Beira-Rio’ (The Giant of Beira-Rio), the largest ground in southern Brazil is home to the Internacional club and will be revamped for 2014.

Maracanã – Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro
Capacity:
74,689
Games
: Spain vs Chile (18 June)
Did you know?
One of the world’s most famous arenas, The Maracana is the biggest in Brazil and once held 200,000 fans. Rio’s second most popular tourist attraction will host seven matches, including the World Cup Final on July 13.

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Capacity:
38,533
Games
: Australia vs. Spain (23 June)
Did you know?
Also known as Estadio Joaquim Americo, the home ground of Atletico Paranaense was built in 1914 and renovated in 1999.

Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Capacity:
61,606
Games
: Netherlands vs. Chile (23 June)
Did you know?
It is hoped that construction of the brand-new home of world-famous club Corinthians will aid development of one of Sao Paulo’s most deprived areas.

Base Camps

Spain
Alfredo Gottardi Centre, Curitiba
Distance from Sao Paulo: 409km
Rooms: 180
Meetings space: N/A

Chile
Toca da Raposa, Belo Horizonte
Distance from Rio de Janeiro: 452km
Rooms: 25
Meetings space: N/A

Netherlands
Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema by Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro
Rooms: 221 rooms
Meetings space: Seven meeting rooms with a capacity for 14-90 people

Australia
Hotel Ilha Boi, Vitoria
Distance from Rio de Janeiro: 521km
Rooms: 45
Meeting Spaces: Nine meeting rooms with a capacity for 10-300

Click here to see C&IT's full round up of Brazil 2014 World Cup stadia and the Brazil 2014 World Cup base camps

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