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Rio’s iconic Maracanã closes for World Cup overhaul

TweetThe club that calls the Estádio do Maracanã home tried to keep it open, but the famed Rio de Janeiro stadium that played host to the 1950 World Cup final has shut its doors for the next two years while it’s upgraded as the finals venue for the 2014 World Cup.
The Maracanã once could boast of being the largest [...]