RIO DE JANEIRO -Â THE Â FIFA organising committee for the football competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday said the tournaments would use seven grounds in six different cities.
And despite previous concerns about its distance from the main venue in Rio de Janeiro, the tropical city of Manaus has been included on the list.
Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasilia are the other cities to be used. Games will be played at both the Maracana and Olympic Stadium in Rio.
“The Olympic football tournaments will be a fantastic opportunity to revive the great atmosphere seen during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, not only in Rio de Janeiro but also in the other five cities,” organizing committee chairman Marco Polo Del Nero said.
In the men’s and women’s Olympic football competitions in Brazil, a total of 58 matches will be played at the August 3-20 event. -Â Sapa-dpa