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This Pleiades image, acquired 29 April 2014, shows the Arena Corinthians stadium in São Paulo, Brazil.

Construction of this stadium began in 2011 and was finished on 15 April 2014. It is owned by the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and will temporarily host a capacity for almost 70 thousand people during 2014. From 2015 onwards it will contain a normal capacity of 48 thousand.

The Corinthians stadium has been selected as the location for the opening match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is being hosted by Brazil. The contest begins on 12 June and this stadium will be the venue for six of the matches in competition.

São Paulo is situated in south-east Brazil and is one of the ten largest cities in the world, with an estimated population of eleven million people.

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Credit: CNES 2014 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved

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