This picture was taken yesterday at the Maracaná during the game between Spain and Chile.
A very unfortunate match for Spain but a very lucky day for Chile.
Maracaná was filled with fans from Chile and with many Brazilian supporters as well who were cheering for Chile during the whole game.
the following info is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stadium is owned by the Rio de Janeiro state government, and is located at the Maracanã neighborhood named after the Rio Maracanã, a now canalized river in Rio de Janeiro.
It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil were beaten 2–1 by Uruguay in the deciding game.
Since then, it has mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama. It has also hosted a number of concerts and other sporting events.
Although the total attendance at the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,854 (being the world's largest stadium by capacity, when it was inaugurated), the stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Brazil and in South America. It was the main venue of the 2007 Pan American Games, hosting the football tournament and the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Maracanã was partially rebuilt in preparation for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, which will be the first one held in Brazil since 1950, and also the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium will also host the final of the 2014 World Cup.
Good luck to all participants!!! This is a great Copa so far and it will soon be unforgettable!!
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ricardomattos (4985) 2014-06-19 16:59
I never saw the Maracanã so beautiful like this before. You chose an excellent POV to show it whole. The photo is beautiful! Like that advertise says " I´m glad you came" . I hope your stay in Brazil be well spent. I live in Juiz de Fora, 200 km from Rio, but as I'm working I can not go to games.
You are very welcome!
nikkitta (16230) 2014-06-19 17:02
Hola Elena querida !
I was waiting for a first hand capture of the World Cup and the Maracana stadium
Happy to be one of the first to see and comment this very good capture plenty of lights and in full action
This is a very special day, Uruguay another country of South America won
Of course people from Brasil are kind enough to support teams from this far part of the world when they are not playing
Excellent capture, a true TE post
Un saludo con mucho cariño
Escribo en ingles para que los miembros de TE entiendan
macjake (60030) 2014-06-19 17:36
so you're at the games?
thats so awesome :)
Even if i'm not a big football fan, its memorable to be at the games for sure.
great wide angle view of the pitch.
I bet you're having a great time.
looking forward to seeing more
worldcitizen (7439) 2014-06-19 17:41
It's great to see a photo from the World Cup here on TE. :-) I like the bright colors and the POV. The players might have looked tiny, but the view was perfect for making a nice photo. :-) I like the bit of netting and the blue lights and color that are at the top of the frame.
daddo (25445) 2014-06-19 18:36
Hi Eleni. I was wondering who from the nebulous number of TE "members: would be there and post an image.Great POV which shows the gigantic size of the stadium.One needs a telescope to see the action.Regards. Klaudio.
batalay (36519) 2014-06-19 18:56
This is nothing short of spectacular, better than shot I've seen of the Maracaná Stadium in the media. Your note also answers a question I had in my mind for years. Rio de Janeiro use to boast the largest stadium in the world (by a factor of 2). My question was what happened to it, or was I dreaming. How exciting it must be to be there in person, and I can boast knowing someone who was indeed there.
While playing for my university team in undergraduate days, I was the striker (center-forward) surrounded by Latin American Imports. We had Heljo who had played for the Flamengo Team, two Ecuadorian National players... and an Argentinian. I inadvertently picked up enough Spanish and Portuguese to land me in jail.
Incidentally, there is a possibility that we'll be sailing out of San Diego on a repositioning cruise heading first to Honolulu, and then to Auckland. Will you be there around Oct. 28?
omid266 (6700) 2014-06-19 19:51
Salam, Hi Eleni,
very very memorable and wonderful shot from World Cup in Bresil,
excellent POV, very well done and very Thanks!
Best times and fotos,
danos (89657) 2014-06-19 21:24
Ελένη γεια σου,
είσαι η μόνη 'ανταποκρίτρια' του ΤΕ στο Παγκόσμιο κύπελλο και ως τούτου η φωτογραφία σου είναι τόσο όμορφη και αποκλειστική για εμάς.
Εξαιρετική η πανοραμική θρυλικού αυτού γηπέδου,με τους οπαδούς και τοων δύο ομάδων να το έχουν κατακλύσει.
CLODO (31606) 2014-06-19 22:56
hats off for this up to date picture, taken during a surprising result of the football match, giving us the dimension of the stadium.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-19 23:14
A topical shot Eleni and interesting to see the size of the stadium from a spectators vantage point. I like this composition which gives loads of detail as to the structure of the venue.
Super to see.
carlo62 (37318) 2014-06-19 23:16
ma che bella immagine, il pubblico sta dando un bello spettacolo colorato e festoso.
Per la Spagna è un duro colpo, ma ci sono cicli e quello delle furie rosse ha vinto molto.
pajaran (54177) 2014-06-19 23:44
Interesantan tekst o stadionu sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan stadion i gledaoci, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana atmosvera na najvecem stadionu.
Uzivajte u lepim utakmicama.
An interesting article about the stadium with a description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice stadium and shown to the audience, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated atmosvera the largest stadium.
Enjoy the beautiful games.
All the best.
emka (84269) 2014-06-19 23:48
Hello Eleni, It is a great gift for all Trekkers who now spend hours in front of TV screen. Have you gone to Rio to see the matches???? I am not envious though because I am not interested in football and I can imagine how many tourists are there. But to see Brasil, I would like.
Fantastic shot. It must be great experience.
WArm regrads MAlgo
siudzi (34131) 2014-06-20 0:53
Wow! What a superb view this! Excellent image of this impressive place and the event. Taken with great saturation, sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing!
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-20 1:12
This is a fantastic capture!
l am very happy, you have been here!
l am World Cup fan, so this is a fantastic shot for me again! :-)
l have a printed time table about the groups and l wait every day who will play together. :-)
This was a very exciting game! l am so happy you could see live games!
l said to my partner: "Eleni from TE uploaded a shot about WC!" This is great! :-D
The atmosphere could be stunning!
Have a very nice time Eleni!
jhm (142900) 2014-06-20 5:13
More a spectacular picture with super wide image of the football stadium.
Excellent panoramic view about these area.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (65323) 2014-06-20 5:30
Bien chanceuse la madame de profiter d'une telle fête avec d'aussi bons billets pour les célébrations du football mondial. Très réussi comme cadrage avec de très belles couleurs.
npecanhuk (69190) 2014-06-20 7:20
I hope you're enjoying your stay!
Great picture you took of that stadium! It looks so beautiful!
Colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
I want to see more because I'm not going to any of the games! The closest for me it'd be in São Paulo, but due to the price and all the problems we had before, I didn't feel like going, although when I was a child I always said I'd love to go to one game if the Cup were in Brazil! O well!
abmdsudi (45706) 2014-06-20 7:26
You had good times there full of excitement for sure, a wonderful night shot and a real eyecatcher backed up by some great detail and vibrant colours, of course the contrast between green & sea od red is so striking. Truly an enjoyable fun atmosphere there and going to see a game like this is always a blast! and really fascinating. Remarkable night shot, Congrats
Win or lose My Heart IS with Brasil since 1970
Viva Braziiil !!!
cornejo (34626) 2014-06-20 10:25
Hola Eleni, estupenda foto de este mítico estadio, muy buen e interesante trabajo, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz fin de semana.
ikeharel (61523) 2014-06-20 11:21
One of the best and vibrant games I saw, of maybe in the last few years, Eleni.
A great view of the known stadium, filled with many soccer fans - and while looking at this I wonder how on earth they gonna manage with the crowd if Chile will play Brasil one game... not enough room for them...
Clarity, colors and light superbly applied, especially the blue above the green.
serp2000 (41692) 2014-06-20 22:25
I am sorry, it were not the best games of the Spanish team indeed. Thanks for so interesting photo, good illustration of your informative note. I like to observe different stadiums. One years ago we were on the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.
All the best wishes,
p.s. Long as I did not get your letter. It's some strange mail speed for XXI century. ;)
COSTANTINO (58775) 2014-06-20 22:51
Hello my dear Eleni
shot with the greatest lightness and
sharpness taken at the Maracana
during the game between Spain and Chile
I can feel this atmosphere and I would
like to be there watching all the
me too I have never seen Maracana before
so beautiful because you captured it
you are avery luck indeed
have a nice time
chawax (19710) 2014-06-21 7:33
A nice view of this temple of football, one where some of greatest football events took place (such as the 1000th goal of Pele). Going there is like a pilgrimage for football fans ! Allez les bleus !
Noel_Byrne (26635) 2014-06-21 8:17
This is a stunning image, you really have captured the sense of excitement and wonder here at the worlds greatest Sportest event. The sense of scale is amazing, this place is huge!! The blue colors at the roofline are very cool. This must have been a very special moment, o thank you for capturing it and sharing it with us.
tomi1 (2184) 2014-06-21 14:02
I often remember you attending to the games at the brasilian stadiums. So far I never was in one. I only appreciate the word cup. I could watch the match between German and Portugal. I was thinking the germans would not support the hot weather. I did admire them and their performance. Portugal is always with the same selection and I think it is time the renew it. However I do not know our football players in other teams I believe some young boys may show up their talents. The actual players loose much time passing the balls or structuring some strategy. The strategy is only one that is kick the ball foward.I think Portugal comes elimitated playing with the U.S.A. Well Eleni Brasil has good beaches but we ever have to be informed where they are. In Rio de Janeiro I was not in the beach. But I would like to see more polices next to it. Colombia is a good exemple having losts of militar men watching the beaches. I felt very safe when was walking in the road in Cartagena das Indias. (Remember I would like to have you in FB). I hope you may stay in Brasil for longer for other places. Have you already danced forró? Warm regards. Tomi
Haymotion (2729) 2014-06-23 1:33
Nice wide angle shot !
Good sharpness and good composition.
Cricri (110295) 2014-06-23 9:44
Bonjour ma douce amie, je suis de retour, un séjour qui c'est passer au top a tout point vue :-)
je suis rentrée hier, c'était la Belgique qui jouait, quel bruit chez moi, pff c'est fou tout ces fans de foot, bonjour le bruit des trompettes :-), il fessait si calme en Corse :-) mais je comprend pour ceux qui aimes....tu a réussi a avoir une vue splendide du terrain et des gradins, bravo
maman va bien, Jessie aussi, elles m'ont manquée..
Bisous mon amie, j'espère que tu va bien
photoray (13228) 2014-06-23 15:47
Interesting wide view of the Maracana, showing how huge it is, and filled with more people than we are use to seeing in one place.
Must be exciting...
Thanks for sharing,
dip (23822) 2014-06-25 15:25
Γεια σου Ελένη,
στο πνεύμα των ημερών η φωτογραφία σου,όπως είδα στο Flickr είσαι πάντα μέσα στα μεγάλα αθλητικά γεγονότα,
"όπου γάμος και χαρά..." που λέει και η παροιμία,
Silvio1953 (128479) 2014-06-29 8:42
Ciao Eleni, fantastico stadio, ma mondiali amari per noi, meglio per la tua Gtecia, gran bella foto, ottima esposizione, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
ourania (35120) 2014-06-29 12:20
εκπληκτική εικόνα του ανακαινισμένου θρυλικού γηπέδου, μια δυναμική και περιεκτική σύνθεση που μας δίνει εξαιρετική περιγραφή του γεμάτου γηπέδου και της φανταστικής ατμόσφαιράς του. Άριστες οι πολυπληθείς λεπτομέρειες, θαυμάσιος ο φωτισμός και τα χρώματα. Μια εικόνα από την καρδιά της επικαιρότητας, γεμάτη ένταση και γιορτινή ατμόσφαιρα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, εύχομαι να περνάς υπέροχα και καλή επιτυχία στην ομάδα μας!
jemaflor (88217) 2014-07-01 23:11
Magnifique vue de ce fameux stade, bien cadré avec la vue du toit et bon effet avec les teintes du vert de la pelouse au bleu des lumières, on imagine le son et l'ambiance.
josepmarin (57841) 2014-07-02 10:50
Hola querida amiga Eleni,
espléndida panorámica de Maracaná, en una imagen profunda, muy rica gráficamente y con una magnífica gama cromática.
Me gusta la calidad de la iluminación, y el efecto de la gente en las gradas, como puntitos de diferentes colores.
Desgraciadamente, la selección española no estuvo a la altura de las expectativas, y como en el partido contra Holanda, Chile la puso en evidencia. Nada que ver con la imagen dada en Sudáfrica, cuando ganó la Copa del Mundo.
En fin, quizá dentro de cuatro años...........
Un fuerte abrazo,
- Copyright: eleni mavrandoni (elenimavrandoni) (14209)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-18
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-19 16:11
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