Brazil is considered a soccer fan's paradise, a country that has won five World Cup titles and is the birthplace of many of the game's biggest stars. Watching a soccer match in Brazil is an unforgettable experience for soccer fans. In addition to following the games, football-loving visitors in Brazil can also take a tour of the stadiums.
Soccer fans travel to "punch the clock," and these stadiums in Sao Paulo state are essential
According to the official website of the Brazilian federal government on July 18, black and white soccer balls rolled on the stadium, where the charm of the game broke out. The state of Sao Paulo is home to a number of classic stadiums, such as the Estadio Vila Belmiro in the city of Santos, that deserve to be clocked in.
Considered to be the largest stadium in the Baixada Santista metropolitan area, the Villa Belmiro Stadium features an exhibition commemorating the achievements of Santos Football Club and videos of the club's highlights from previous matches. The familiar international superstar Pele is the pride of Santos club forever.
In Sao Paulo, soccer fans can visit Estadio Pacaembu in the Pacaembu neighborhood, as well as the soccer museum inside the stadium. Through the museum's main exhibition, visitors take a time-travel tour through Brazil's sporting history. It has 15 exhibition halls and covers an area of 6,000 square meters. Visitors will gain a rich sensory experience and learn why football is an essential part of Brazil's cultural heritage.
These venues are not to be missed for some of the most important moments in football history
Another optional destination is the EstadioMaracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Built in 1950, the stadium has witnessed many important moments in Brazilian and world football competitions. Pele's 100th goal was scored here and the 2014 World Cup final was held here. Brasilia's EstadioManeGarrincha stadium also hosted the 2014 World Cup.
Next up is the EstadioMineirao in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the largest soccer stadium in the state and the second largest in Brazil. Inside the stadium is the Brazilian Football Museum, which documents the living history of football in Minas Gerais.
Despite its popularity among Brazilians, the game was first played in England in 1863 and was not officially introduced to Brazil until 1894 by Charles Miller. On July 19, 1900, the Sport Club Rio Grande was founded, the first officially registered football Club in Brazil.