The World Cup soccer tournament is a showcase for fierce rivalries. Brazil against Argentina. England versus Germany.
But at this summer’s contest, which is on Brazilian soil, an equally intense competition will unfold between Brazil’s two biggest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Both will play marquee roles in futebol’spremier event: São Paulo will host Thursday’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia. Rio will squire the final match on July 13 at the cavernous, historic Maracanã stadium.
Read more about this rivalry here.