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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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