Brasilia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
National Mané Garrincha Stadium The National Mané Garrincha Stadium is set to be the first in history to be awarded the highest sustainability certificate, the Leed Platinum. The National Stadium will be the stage of the highest possible number of 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, seven. During the 2013 Confederations Cup, the stadium, which has seating capacity for 71 thousand people, was the stage of the opening match between Brazil and Japan.
The National Stadium in Brasilia is named after Manoel Francisco dos Santos, known as Mané Garrincha, a Brazilian football and cultural icon. Considered one of the greatest players of all times, Garrincha shone playing for Brazil and won two World Cup titles (1958 and 1962), together with Pelé and Nilton Santos. Known for his speed and skill, even though he had crooked legs that intrigued doctors and opponents, the forward succumbed to an early death at the age of 50. In 2013, Garrincha would have been 80. Brasilia will be the stage of seven World Cup matches:
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