Brazil is the place to be in 2014 if you are a diehard fan of football as it is one of the most popular sports in the world. Brazil is the largest country in South America and its football team is one of the titans of international football, having won the World Cup a record four times. It has produced players like Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka who are all household soccer names no matter what country you are in. The country is going to hold the competition for the second time in history and the Brazil World Cup is keenly awaited by more than a billion people around the globe.

World Cup actionIf you already didn’t know it, the scheduled World Cup will be held from June 12 to July 13. The matches will be played in 12 cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Fortaleza. Each of the selected cities will have well-equipped stadiums that can seat tens of thousands of spectators, the largest being the Estadio Mario Filho (the Maracana Stadium) in Rio de Janeiro with a total seating capacity of 78,838 people.

A total of 32 national teams will compete against one another to become the world champions for the next four years. As the host nation, Brazil has automatically qualified while other teams are going through the process. Spain, the reigning champion, was not given automatic qualifications and will therefore have to go through the same qualification process as the other teams.

The opening kickoff of the Brazil World Cup has been scheduled for June 12, 2014 in the Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo at 5:00 PM local time. The final match of the tournament is scheduled for July 13, 2013 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro at 4 PM local time. Therefore, if you want to watch the opening kickoff live at the stadium, plan to arrive in Sao Paulo by June 12 and remember that Roadtrips can make this all happen for you.

The best way to make sure that you will be there to watch the opening kickoff, the final match and the other matches in-between is to book a World Cup Package from a luxury sports travel agency like Roadtrips. Our packages can include air travel, luxury hotel accommodations, match tickets and other unique experiences. If you want to follow your favorite national team, then we can put together a custom package that will take you wherever they go, hot on their heels. This way, you won’t miss any of their matches!

While in Brazil, you should also use the opportunity to hike through the largest rainforests in the world, take a boat ride down the mighty Amazon, soak in the sea and sun in the gorgeous beaches, and enjoy the warm hospitality of Latin America. Brazil is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and once you are there you will know why. So make sure that your Brazil World Cup package includes a tour of this beautiful country before and/or after the football matches.

If you’d like to catch the World Cup opening match in Sao Paulo, call 1-800-465-1765 today, or complete our online custom trip quote to get started.

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