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The Journalist Mário Filho Stadium, known as Maracanã ("like a rattle" in Tupi-Guarani, due to the sound of birds that lived there) is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro and was inaugurated in 1950 and has been used in the World Cup Soccer that year. Since then, the Maracana was the scene of big times in Brazilian and world football, as his thousandth goal by Pele, in Brazilian championship final, Carioca Cup, Copa Libertadores and the first World Club Championship FIFA, international competitions and matches Brazilian national team. It was one of the competition venues of the Pan American Games in 2007, receiving the football, the opening ceremonies and closing ceremonies. Will also host the football and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, which are played in the city in Rio de Janeiro.

Over time, however, the stadium also has assumed the character of multipurpose space to receive other events like shows and games from other sports, like volleyball a chance. After several modernization work, the current capacity of 87,101 spectators in the stadium is, being the biggest stadium in Brazil.

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