Tag: Maracanã


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


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 for football with fans despite COVID rise

Maracanã Stadium back with fans

Despite a rise in the seven-day rolling average of new daily deaths in Brazil due to the deadly COVID-19 which continues to batter the world, the City Council of the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro is keen on allowing football spectators back into the famous Maracanã Stadium – which sits... » Read more


Three agencies come forward to manage Maracanã

Maracanã stadium

A consortium of three agencies comprising Bravo Live, Goldean Goal and Time For Fun have submitted a proposal to the state government of Rio de Janeiro to manage the iconic Maracanã stadium for a period of 180 days, the Maquina do Esporte website reported. After the state government of Rio de... » Read more


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