Host City Salvador - FIFA World Cup 2014

Watch a World Cup Match in the Host City of Salvador

Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia in Brazil, will see a huge influx of visitors travelling to the area to enjoy a football match and experience all that Salvador has to offer.

This Brazilian city is full of energy and beauty around every corner. With 17th- and 18th-century architecture, frequent festivals and plenty of places to hear live music, Salvador is an exciting place that speaks to everyone's different interests. In between cheering on your favourite football team, you can try capoeira, dine on delicious local meals at different dining establishments and spend the nights dancing and have the time of your life.

Salvador proves to be an interesting mix of history and modernity with influences from Portuguese and African heritages that can be seen throughout the city.

Salvador Games Schedule

Match Date / Time Stage   Results  
3 13 June / 16:00 Group B Spain - Netherlands
13 16 June / 13:00 Group G Germany - Portugal
25 20 June / 16:00 Group E Switzerland - France
44 25 June / 13:00 Group F Bosnia - Herzegovina - Iran
56 01 July / 17:00 Roud of 16 1H - 2G
59 05 July / 17:00 Quarterfinals W51 - W52

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Watch World Cup Matches at the Arena Fonte Nova

Salvador is one of 12 cities hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and because of this, a new stadium was built with a capacity of 52,048. This new stadium will host six games and was constructed on the site of Fonte Nova.

The stadium's official name is Estadio Octavio Mangabeira, the original Fonta Nova was opened in 1951 and closed in 2007. The new Arena Fonta Nova was modelled in the original building and is covered with a lightweight, metal roof that houses a panoramic restaurant, a football museum and more.

While in Salvador, you can catch four group matches during the World Cup, three of which will feature top-seeded teams, in addition to a Round of 16 match and a quarter-final tie.


Salvador Attractions & Things to Do

With it's tropical climate, diverse cultural past and charming laid-back locals, Salvador is a perfect travel destination no matter the time of year, but especially during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. There are so many exciting things to do in this colourful city, including the spicy cuisine, samba clubs and beautiful beaches.

According to the Travel Channel, everyone flocks to the Copacabana in Rio, but the real soul of Brazil is up north along the Bahian coast in Salvador, Brazil's third-largest city, and you will clearly see why from the sights, smells and sounds here. Fresh international food, samba drums and colourful stucco architecture abound here, making it a clear choice for World Cup travelers.

Hit the beaches

The Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia

International Cuisine



Vacation Rentals in Salvador, Bahia

As a host city, Salvador vacation rentals combine with best in the World football spectacle of FIFA World Cup will offer one of the life time experience. Comfort and privacy of rental properties will get you ready for World biggest football festival hosted next June in Salvador; examples of HomeAway vacation rental properties in Salvador are shown below.

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