Those with tickets for Uruguay and Colombia will be able to watch Brazil and Chile on Maracanã’s big screens

27/06/2014 - 16:41
Match in Rio de Janeiro kicks off at 05:00pm on Saturday. Brazil faces Chile at 01:00pm the same day in Belo Horizonte

FIFA has changed how the Maracanã operates on match day so that those with tickets for Uruguay and Colombia (this Saturday at 05:00pm) may be able to watch Brazil and Chile, which kicks off at 01:00pm in Belo Horizonte. The gates at the stadium in Rio de Janeiro will open at 12:30pm and Brazil’s match will be broadcast on the four big screens in the ground.

Therefore, those able to get to the ground earlier, may avoid big crowds on their way there. The change was a request made by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall, who were worried over the possibility of Brazilian fans waiting until the end of Brazil's game before making their way to the Maracanã.

So far, most people (76%) attending the Maracanã have chosen to use the metro. Three stations – Maracanã, São Cristóvão and São Francisco Xavier – are a 10 minute walk away from the ground. The metro is able to transport 21,600 people per hour to these stations on match days.

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