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Arena Amazonia in Manaus plays host to four, group stage, World Cup matches.

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Manaus

Manaus is located at the confluence of the rivers Negro (Black) and Solimões (Amazon).

First inhabited in 1669, Manaus went on to become the capital of the state of Amazonas.

Manaus has an equatorial climate, with an annual average temperature of 28ºC and consistently high humidity levels.

The rainy season in Manaus can last from December to May. During the 'not-so rainy' season, from June to November, temperatures of 40ºC are not uncommon.

Football in Manaus

The main football fan rivalaries in Manaus are between Nacional Futebol Clube, São Raimundo Esporte Clube, Atletico Rio Negro Clube, Nacional Fast Club and America Futebol Clube (América de Manaus).

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2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Arena Amazonia.

Saturday, 14th June

Group D
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Wednesday, 18th June

Group A
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Sunday, 22nd June

Group G
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Wednesday, 25th June

Group E
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Manaus Tourism

The main attraction of Manaus is the surrounding Amazon Rainforest.

It's a tourist sight in itself to float down beside the dark-coloured waters of the Rio Negro and muddy waters of the Amazon; stretching for some eighteen kilometres, before they start to mix together.

You should also visit the Teatro Amazonas (1896) in Manaus, built during a boom in the rubber trade.

Amazonas Culture.

The Amazonas Philharmonic is the official orchestra of the annual Amazonas Opera Festival; held between April and May.

Manaus Tourist Attractions:
Some suggestions of things to see and do in Manaus from the Government of Brazil.

Portal Amazonas:
If you can read Portuguese, here's an interesting collection of articles on tourism and culture in Amazonas.

Getting to Manaus

Manaus by Air

The Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located some 15km from the city centre.

Manaus by Boat

If you're not flying in to Manaus, you may want to come up the Amazon by boat from Belem.

Manaus by Bus

Roads in the Amazonas region aren't great but there are bus connections with Boa Vista in the north and to destinations in Venezuela.

The bus journey from Caracas takes about 36 hours.

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