Learn About Rio Hosting The 2014 Fifa World Cup Soccer Tournament

FIFA World Cup is the ultimate event for any football fan and Brazilians are known to be extremely passionate about this game. So, the wave of jubilation ran quite high, when Brazil was awarded the status of the host country for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Rio is one of the worlds top tourist destinations and will be greeting visitors from around the globe as they descend on the city for one of the worlds largest sporting events.

Brazil was the hot favorite to host the game for 2014 and it was an easy opportunity, especially after Colombia backed out the reckoning in April 2007. Among the personalities who went to Zurich to make a bid presentation included Brazilian Sports Minister Orlando Silva, national team coach Dunga, veteran striker Romario and renowned author Paulo Coelho

Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup 57 years ago. This responsibility of hosting the prestigious games in 2014 is sure to bring a fresh, continuous flow of investment to the country. The infrastructure, the socio-economic zones and specifically, the tourism industry is sure to get a huge boost. Apart from being just a sporting event, it will definitely bring about a social transformation.

The Brazilian soccer confederation does estimate that the building and remodeling of stadiums will demand an investment of $1.1 billion, though the costs can vary depending on the cities that host the games. One of the plus points is Brazil is home to ten of the world’s largest stadium including the Marcana Stadium which is the largest stadium in the world, capable of seating more than 200,000 fans.

Brazil becomes the fifth country in the world to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany. As the host country, Brazil automatically qualifies for the tournament. Apart from Rio de Janerio, sixteen cities have shown interest in the World Cup.like São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Belém, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Manaus, Natal, Recife (a stadium would be shared by both cities), Rio Branco and Salvado.

The official logo of the FIFA World Cup 2014, unveiled on July 8, 2010 is ‘Inspiration’. The origin of the design comes from an inspiring photo of three winning hands, together raising the world’s most prestigious sporting trophy. Apart from the spirit of winning, the logo also symbolizes the notion of peace through the interlinking of hands. The green and yellow colors are symbolic of Brazil.

With events like FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, things are definitely looking positive, upbeat and vibrant for Brazil and its capital city Rio de Janerio.

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