World Cup Host City: Castelão in Fortaleza to See Six Games

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Cup is finally here and anticipation is hanging in the Brazilian air. Not least because the Arena Itaquerão in São Paulo, host of the opening match tomorrow (Thursday), missed the FIFA full capacity test. Contrastingly, the Castelão in Fortaleza was the first to be completed of the twelve arenas being used for the tournament, having initially closed for World Cup related renovation works in March 2011.

The Castelão reopened in the first half of 2013, in time for the stadium to host the

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