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12 Jun 2013
National holidays in Brazil
Confederations Cup 2013 is held in Brazil
The city of Fortaleza will soon be getting worldwide attention for its hosting of the Confederations Cup 2013. The federal
state Ceará was given two national holidays in connection with the match against Mexico on 19th of June and the
semi-final on 27th of June, which will be played in Castelão Stadium in Fortaleza.
Confederations Cup 2013 will be the 9th edition of the international football tournament, which is a rehearsal for the
World Cup in 2014. The tournament will bring together eight countries, champions from each of the continental
federations as well as the world champions and the host nation.
Confederations Cup 2013 will take place in six different federal states in Brazil: Ceará, Minas Gerais, Brasilia,
Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro e Bahia. The semi-final is scheduled to be played in Fortaleza and in Minas Gerais, and
the finals in Rio de Janeiro on 30th of June. It is a national holiday throughout Brazil, when the Brazilian national
team plays a match.
Castelão Stadion in Fortaleza