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Spain hopes to reverse Maracana luck vs Chile

Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) -- The Maracana is not filled with many fond memories for Spain, whose World Cup title is on the line at the iconic football stadium. Spain returns to the Maracana for Wednesday's must-win match against Chile nearly one year after a 3-0 defeat to Brazil in the Confederations Cup final. Spain's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands to open Group B was its heaviest competitive defe...Full Story »

Argentina 2 : 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Magic moment from Messi at Maracana

Posted Sunday, June 15, 2014 by PA355 hits

Lionel Messi scored a goal that is destined to go down in World Cup folklore as Argentina triumphed over tournament newcomers Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 26-year-old's brilliant run and finish lit up a contest after Argentina had struggled to impose themselves in the first half despite taking an early lead through Sead Kolasinac's own goal. Messi's goal in the 65th minute, however, to secure a 2...Full Story »

Maracana could ban flags, instruments and shirtless fans

Posted Friday, July 12, 2013 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer fans could be banned from standing up, taking their shirts off, waving flags and playing musical instruments at the Maracana, the stadium administration said on Thursday. The move at one of the world's most famous grounds is likely to cause an outcry in Brazil and confirm the fears of supporters worried about the gentrification of the country...Full Story »

Brazil-Spain Preview: Selecao out to halt Spanish juggernaut in Maracana showpiece

Posted Sunday, June 30, 2013 by Goal.com1059 hits

The stage is set for the five-time World Cup winners and the reigning world champions to battle it out for the Confederations Cup at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic footballing cathedralProbable lineupsBrazil have no injury worries and are expected to field the same team that beat Uruguay for Sunday’s final against Spain.Selecao boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has named the same starting XI in thre...Full Story »

Del Bosque: "A new era begins at the Maracana"

Posted Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Marca.com208 hits

Vicente del Bosque has paid tribute to Italy, while commending his side's gradual improvement during the semi-final clash. "They were better than us, particularly in the first half. Then we managed to even things up before extra-time, when we went from strength to strength and ended up on top". The Spain coach praised Italy for stopping 'La Roja' from playing its usual game: "They opened up t...Full Story »

Brazil 2-2 England: Oxlade-Chamberlain & Rooney on target at the Maracana

Posted Monday, June 03, 2013 by Goal.com397 hits

England recorded an unlikely draw against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, as Roy Hodgson's side battled from a goal down to take the lead before Paulinho sent the iconic Maracana Stadium into raptures with a late leveller. The Selecao had to wait until the second half to score despite dominating the early exchanges, with Fred tucking the ball into the net after Hernanes had hit the bar. But England...Full Story »

Iniesta: Playing Brazil at the Maracana would be magical

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Goal.com155 hits

The Spain international has spoken of his desire to play against the five-time World Cup winners at the famous stadium in Rio de Janeiro Spain star Andres Iniesta says it would be "magical" to play against Brazil at the Maracana, which will host the finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup. The Selecao will get the Confederations Cup underway on June 15 with a Group A match a...Full Story »

Overhauling Maracana expected to cost $393 million

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—Officials say overhauling Rio de Janeiro's huge Maracana Stadium for the 2014 World Cup will cost more than $390 million. Marcia Lins, Rio de Janeiro state Sports and Tourism secretary, tells O Globo newspaper that the stadium's renovation will begin in August and end in December 2012. She says total costs should come in at an expected 720 million reals ($393 million)...Full Story »

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