Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba plays host to four, group
stage, World Cup matches.
Cuiaba - Arena Pantanal
In the group stage, Cuiaba hosted fans from
Colombia, Japan, Nigeria, Russia and
Located 2,000 km from the Atlantic and 2,000 km from the Pacific,
Cuiaba is the capital of the state of Mato Grosso.
Founded during the Brazilian Gold Rush, in 1719, the centre of Cuiaba
contains several historical buildings that were declared national heritage sites in 1992.
To better understand the history of Cuiaba, visit to the Cultural
Foundation, which has four museums: the Natural History Museum, Anthropology, Sacred Art
and the Historic Museum.
Another two important museums in Cuiaba are the Rondon Museum and the
Stones Museum of Ramis Bucair.
Football in Cuiab�
The most important club in the state of Mato Grosso is Mixto Esporte Clube, from Cuiab�.
The main city rivals are Cuiaba Esporte Clube and Clube Esportivo
2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Arena Pantanal.
Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia (3:1)
Tuesday, 17th June
Russia vs South Korea (1:1)
Saturday, 21st June
Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tuesday, 24th June
Japan vs Colombia (1:4)
Road to The Final.
Cuiaba is nicknamed the Green City' thanks to its proximity to
three of Brazil's most important ecosystems: the savannahs of the Cerrado; the wetlands of
the Pantanal; and the Amazon.
- The Brazilian Savanna:
Located between the Amazon, Atlantic Forests and Pantanal, the Cerrado is the largest
savanna region in South America.
Cerrado and its Animals:
The beautiful Cerrado contains 5% of all life on Earth and there is so much to discover
Although not as well known as the Amazon Rainforest to its north, this gigantic seasonal
floodplain is also home to a staggering variety of plants and wildlife.
Getting to Cuiaba
Cuiaba by Air
Rondon International Airport is located in the adjoining municipality of V�rzea
Cuiaba by Road
Empresa de Transportes
Andorinha connects Cuiaba with Sao Paulo and Campo Grande.
Visitors to Cuiaba
Written in Portuguese but linked to an English version (through Google Translate).
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2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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