Conferderations Cup locations defined for Brazil in 2013

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The world soccer governing body FIFA announced the locations of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil on Thursday. The nation's capital, Brasilia, will hold the opening match of the precursor to the 2014 World Cup.

The world soccer governing body FIFA announced the locations of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil on Thursday. The nation's capital, Brasilia, will hold the opening match of the precursor to the 2014 World Cup.

Only five other cities will host the Confederations Cup. They are Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. Additionally, FIFA also specified that Corinthians' new stadium in Sao Paulo, the Itaquerao, will be the site of the opening ceremonies and inaugural match of the 2014 World Cup, scheduled for June 12.

The final match of the 2014 World Cup will be held in Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana stadium while the third place playoff will take place in Brasilia.

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