Tag: Brazil


Copa América fans carry fake COVID reports

Copa America final in Rio with 7000 fans

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said guests at the Copa América Final on July 10th brought false COVID-19 tests to Maracanã Stadium in Brazil. Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win Copa América. ‘USA Today’ stated that the South American governing body said in a statement it... » Read more


Brazil venue rejig to keep heritage intact

Brazil Sao Paulo Estadio do Pacaembu renotation

Work started on June 29th on total overhaul of the Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo, Brazil, which aims to make the facility state-of-the-art and enhance the multipurpose offerings of the venue. ‘g1 globo’ stated that the City Hall of São Paulo and stadium operator Allegra Pacaembu marked... » Read more


Venue ace to run the show of Grêmio home

Gremio Porto Alegre arena operations

The Brazilian professional football club – Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense – is all set to take over the reins of the Grêmio Arena (Brazil) by October this year. The ‘UOL’ stated that to facilitate the above move, Marina Tranchitella – an expert hand in organizing sporting... » Read more


Copa América lands in Brazil courtyard

Brazil will host Copa America not Argentina

Football championship Copa América has been switched from Argentina to Brazil as the COVID-19 situation continues to be grim in South America. ‘NBC Sports’ stated that after being delayed by a year due to the deadly coronavirus which still has many countries around the globe on the edge, the... » Read more


Maracanã Stadium not to be named after Pelé

Maracana will not be renamed after Pele

The historic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will not be renamed after soccer giant Pelé. ‘AP’ stated that the Rio de Janeiro Governor Claudio Castro recently vetoed a divisive proposal passed by the State legislature to honor the three-time World Cup winner by calling it the... » Read more


Brazil venue to be renamed after icon Pelé

Maracanã renamed after Pelé

Brazil’s symbolic Maracanã Stadium gets a new name – ‘The Edson Arantes do Nascimento-Rei Pelé Stadium’ as a mark of respect to one of the world’s as well as the country’s greatest football legend Pelé. ‘ESPN’ reported that Rio de Janeiro State legislators approved the name... » Read more


Rio circuit plans hit ‘Green’ barricade

Rio de Janeiro seeking new site for motorsport circuit

In the backdrop of financial dealings as regards São Paulo’s (Brazil) extended race contract with Formula 1 being unbolted, Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor, Eduardo Paes, has said he will hunt for a new site for the City’s proposed new motorsport circuit as it was a big ‘No’ for a new one planned... » Read more


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