Tag: Rio de Janeiro


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 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


Rio Mayor volte-face on fans’ entry to venues

Brazil Rio de Janeiro allows fans back

On January 13th morning the Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) municipal administration was all poised to allow the return of fans to stadiums. However, after a severe backlash on social media going by the fact that COVID-19 continues to batter Brazil with 92 percent of the City’s intensive care units... » Read more


Maracanã Stadium bridle in home teams’ hands

Brazil Maracanã management

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football clubs Flamengo and Fluminense have agreed to a further extension of their management contract for Rio de Janeiro’s (Brazil) iconic Maracanã Stadium. The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, commonly referred as Brasileirão, is a Brazilian professional league... » 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


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