- The final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 will be held in the Estádio do Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday the 13th of July 2014 at 16:00 local time.
- The Estádio do Maracanã (renamed in 1966 to Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho after the Brazilian football writer) is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. It has a maximum capacity of 80,000 spectators.
- The Estádio do Maracanã was originally built for the 1950 World Cup with a capacity of almost 200,000.
- More than 60 years after the 1950 World Cup, the Maracanã is the homeground of the 4 largest clubs in Brazil: Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminese and Vasco da Gama.
- Brazil suffered one of its worst historical defeats in the Maracanã. In 1950, the Brazilian team only needed a draw to be crowned world champions. The almost 200.000 spectators were devastated when Brazil lost 1-2 to rivals Uruguay. This is still a national trauma in Brazil.
Local times of the World Cup 2014 Final
US: New York: 3pm / Los Angeles: 12pm
Europe: Paris: 21:00 / Moscow: 23:00 / London: 20:00
Japan: Tokyo: 04:00
China: Beijing: 03:00
Australia: Sydney: 05:00