Maracana back in the running for World Cup

January 27, 2007
By Pedro Fonseca
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The world famous Maracana stadium, initially ruled out as a venue for the 2014 World Cup that Brazil is bidding to host, is back in the running again.

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Ricardo Teixeira, who once suggested the historic but troubled stadium should be imploded, said on Friday he had changed his mind.

His about-turn on using the stadium if Brazil are chosen to host the tournament followed a meeting with Sergio ...

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