Host City Sao Paulo - FIFA World Cup 2014

Watch football and explore the host city of Sao Paulo


With nearly 20 million people, Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America. For almost 500 years, this Brazilian city has been growing and developing into a cultural hub with a wide array to experiences to be had and attractions to explore.

Known as Sampa, Sao Paulo will be even more bustling during the World Cup, and you certainly won't want to miss out. The city is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups that influence the culture, the dining options and the overall unique feel. There are communities in Sao Paulo with people from Japanese, German, Chinese, Lithuanian, Greek, Polish and Hungarian heritage, among many others.


Sao Paulo Games Schedule



Match Date / Time Stage   Results  
1 12 June / 17:00 Group A Brazil - Croatia
23 19 June / 16:00 Group D Uruguay - England
36 23 June / 13:00 Group B Netherlands - Chile
47 26 June / 17:00 Group H South Korea - Belgium
55 01 July / 13:00 Round of 16 1F - 2E
62 09 July / 17:00 Semi-finals W59 - W60



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You'll be travelling to Sao Paulo to see the World Cup matches, of course, but when there's not a match, It's time to a variety of museums and cultural centres, restaurants featuring cuisine from more than 52 countries, exciting theatre and cinema and a thrilling nightlife.

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Catch World Cup Matches at Arena de Sao Paulo


Sao Paulo is home to one of the biggest football clubs in the country: Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. However, the city didn't own a stadium big enough to host World Cup-level games until now. The Arena de Sao Paulo is in the neighbourhood if Itaquera.

The Arena de Sao Paulo will host the Opening Match of Brazil 2014 and will also be the host of five other matches, including a semi-final. This gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class football in this exciting new stadium.

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Vacation Rentals in Sao Paulo


The variety of rentals in Sao Paulo, especially in terms of the size of the properties, make vacation rentals type of lodging very desirable. World Cup spectators visiting Sao Paulo have an option from one or two bedroom places to a rental with six and more bedrooms, which could easily accommodate... a whole football team! Examples of Sao Paulo vacation rentals are shown down below - enjoy.

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