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What the Brazil World Cup arenas look like just months from kick off

The first game of the World Cup in Brazil is just a couple of months away and it looks as though the country is ‘rushing to finish the last of its brand-new stadiums’. Just eight of the World Cup stadiums are ready to be used (out of 12), with some venues half-built, ‘sometimes tucked between slums, and sometimes needlessly expensive’.

While The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro is finished, the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo is the furthest behind in schedule due to multiple construction worker deaths in the past year. Fingers crossed all 12 arenas are completed before the kick off!

Via Business Insider

The brand new Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
The brand new Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
The unfinished Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo
The unfinished Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo
The renovated Estadio Mineiro hosted a Beyonce concert last year
The renovated Estadio Mineiro hosted a Beyonce concert last year
The Arena Amazonia in Manaus
The Arena Amazonia in Manaus
The Arena de Baixada in Curitiba needs to install 27,000 seats in 6 weeks
The Arena de Baixada in Curitiba needs to install 27,000 seats in 6 weeks
The smallest arena in Natal cost $400 million to build
The smallest arena in Natal cost $400 million to build
The arena in Manau is in the middle of the jungle and holds 45,000 seats
The arena in Manau is in the middle of the jungle and holds 45,000 seats
The Arena Fonte Nova
The Arena Fonte Nova
The Arena Pantanal in Cuiba is close to completion
The Arena Pantanal in Cuiba is close to completion
The historic Maracana in Rio
The historic Maracana in Rio
The Maracana is right next door to the Mangueira slum
The Maracana is right next door to the Mangueira slum
The brand new Arena das Dunas in Natal
The brand new Arena das Dunas in Natal

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