Brasilia

World Cup Host City Brasília

Brasília Facts

  • Established: April 21 1960
  • Nickname: Capital Federal
  • Region State: Federal District
  • Population: 2,789,761
  • Temperature Average: around 15-25 °C
  • Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha

Brasília World Cup Poster

The Brasília World Cup poster shows lines and curves which represent the famous Catedral Metropolitana de Brasília (Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília) designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. The blue colours on top of the poster represent the blue sky of the city. The yellow colours represent sunrise/sunset and the green colours the green areas in the city. The football player contains many colours, symbolizing the different regional cultures present in the city. Many people of these different cultures moved to the young city Brasília from 1960, who together established and created the city as we now know.

World Cup Host City Brasília Flag

Brasília Flag

Matches To Be Played: 7

MatchDateTimeCountryCountry
Group matches
915/0613:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Switzerland teamSwitzerlandEcuadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ecuador team
2119/0613:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Colombia teamColombiaIvory CoastWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ivory Coast team
3323/0617:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon teamCameroonBrazilWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team
4626/0613:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugalGhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team
Round of 16
5330/0613:001E2F
Quarter-Final
6005/0713:00W55W56
Match for the 3rd place
6312/0717:00L61L62

World Cup Host City Brasília

Brasília: 4 Things You Have to See

FIFA Fan Fest

World Cup Host City Brasília

FIFA’s  Fan Fests include huge screens where fans can watch the World Cup matches together. The Fan Fest in Brasília can be found in Taguaparque.

Esplanada dos Ministérios

World Cup Host City Brasília

Many projects by architect Oscar Niemeyer can be seen here, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral. Many government buildings, monuments and memorials can be found in this area.

Paranoá Lake

World Cup Host City Brasília

Many activities can be performed at the Paranoá Lake like canoeing, rowing, yachting, water skiing, windsurfing and stand up paddles. The lake was designed to soften the dry climate of Brasília. On the photo you also see the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

Chapada Imperial

World Cup Host City Brasília

The Chapada Imperial is Brasília’s biggest preserved private wood area. There are more than  48000 hectares of ecological trails in the reserve, which may be visited safely.

Phone: +55 61 9965-2461 / +55 61 9961-9068

World Cup Host City Brasília

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Did You Know Brasília:

  • Took over the Capital status from Rio in 1960
  • Is the capital of the Federal District
  • Creator is Juscelino Kubitschek, who was Brazil’s president from 1950 to 1961, and was the brain behind the construction of Brasília
  • Development plans started in 1956

  • Had a famous chief architect Oscar Niemeyer, who was responsible for most public buildings
  • Was built in less than 4 years
  • Most inhabitants are immigrants, the majority wasn’t born in this city
  • Is divided in sectors for certain activities, such as the hotel sector, commercial sector, finance sector etc.
  • Inauguration was hailed by then-Pope John XXIII through the radio

  • Is with over 2.5 million inhabitants, the 4th most populous city in Brazil
  • Is the newest World Cup host city
  • Was a host city in the 2013 Confederations Cup
  • Will be used to host the 2016 summer Olympics
  • was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1987
  • Is located 1,000 meters above sea level, on a flat region known as Planalto Central

Brasília in Action

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