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World Cup Host City: Arena Pernambuco in Recife

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the days tick away to the 2014 FIFA World Cup kick-off, the Arena Pernambuco on the Northeastern coast of Recife is braced for the influx of football and tourism. As some cities race against the clock, Recife is ready after being involved in the Confederations Cup last year.

Five games are to be held at the brand new arena, meaning the Pernambuco's involvement will stretch beyond the Group stages. It is host to more games than most cities in the north, with the exception of

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