- Address: Brasília
- Country: Brazil
- Capacity: 72,000
- Opened: 10 March 1974
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Arena BRB Mané Garrincha
Several world famous artists performed at the Arena BRB Mané Garrincha. It is known as the largest sports venue by capacity in Brasília. The Arena BRB Mané Garrincha became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in South America. The stadium name is a homage to the football legend Manuel Francisco dos Santos. He is nicknamed Mané Garrincha. Manuel Francisco dos Santos won the prestigious FIFA World Cup with the national football team of Brazil in 1958. He also won the following edition of the tournament in 1962. Manuel Francisco dos Santos scored numerous goals for Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas. Botafogo won their first-ever Brazilian top-flight football league title a few years after Manuel Francisco dos Santos left the club.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup
The venue named Arena BRB Mané Garrincha hosted seven games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, the Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, the French Republic, Ghana, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Portuguese Republic and the Swiss Confederation played at the stadium during the tournament. The first FIFA World Cup game at the Arena BRB Mané Garrincha was won by the Swiss Confederation. They won the match against Ecuador 2-1 in front of 68,000 spectators. Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra, who was born in Ecuador in 1989, scored the first FIFA World Cup goal at the Arena BRB Mané Garrincha.
The third-place match
The last 2014 FIFA World Cup game at the Arena BRB Mané Garrincha was the third-place match. The game was won by the national football team of the Netherlands after defeating Brazil. 68,000 fans attended the world championship match. Robin van Persie scored the first goal for the Netherlands. Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum also scored for the Netherlands.