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Soccer Experiences in Rio de Janeiro

Soccer Experiences in Rio de Janeiro

From Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-setting World Cup goals to Pele’s hat trick of World Cup victories, few countries have produced as many legendary international football (soccer) players as Brazil. Here are the best ways to get your football (or futbol, as it’s known locally) fix in Rio de Janeiro.

Soccer Stadium Tours

Rio’s principal venue is the Maracanã Stadium, the second stadium in the world to host two World Cup finals (in 1950 and 2014), and home to the city’s four biggest teams: Flamengo, Botafogo, Fluminense, and Vasco. Opt for a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic stadium, where you can peek into the locker rooms and press room, take a seat on the players' benches, and walk up the entry ramp.

Soccer Matches

Watching a soccer match is a quintessential Rio experience, and there are plenty of opportunities to watch a world-class soccer game. Rio’s soccer season runs from January to May, with local teams competing for the Gunabara's Cup and Rio's Cup, after which the Brazilian Championship games take place from May until December, featuring 20 teams from around the country. Snag tickets for a game and soak up the electric atmosphere at the Maracanã or João Havelange stadiums.

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Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

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Attend a soccer match in Rio during your stay. With a local guide, join the thousands of enthusiastic fans at one of the city's stadiums to cheer on a local team. Learn the local cheers and fight songs and get informative commentary from your guide on the history and traditions of 'futbol' in Rio. This experience includes a general admission ticket and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access

Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maracanã Stadium during this guided tour. Explore the stadium, renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, check out the locker rooms. Sit on the team bench where greats like Pele rested after he scored his thousandth goal. Listen as your guide tells tales of legendary matches like Brazil's devastating loss in the 1950 World Cup. Round-trip climate-controlled transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours
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Price varies by group size
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