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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An icon of Brazilian football (soccer), the Maracanã Stadium, is almost fit for purpose again after two and a half years out of action for renovation works. This Saturday, April 27th, is the first ever match at the refurbished international standard arena, now meeting FIFA and the World Cup specifications.

The friends of Ronaldo versus friends of Bebeto exhibition encounter will be the opening test event to check stadium safety in preparation for June's Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?