BRASILIA: With 64 matches between 32 national teams, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a great opportunity for Brazilian and foreign visitors alike to get to know the best the country has to offer – especially in the twelve Brazilian cities that will be hosting matches.

To help tourists get the most out of their stay, Brazil’s Ministry of Sport has prepared the Host Cities Guide available online at:

The Guide, available in Portuguese, English and Spanish, features helpful information on transportation, including subway maps, average cab fares between airports and stadiums and information on special bus lines that will operate during the World Cup.

New section on Brazil’s World Cup Portal provides useful services, tips and information

It also includes tips on tourist attractions, culture and cuisine, weather information, places to exchange currency, contact information for embassies and consulates and a list of mobile apps that may be useful to travellers.

On the sports side, supporters can check out a full profile of the teams playing in each of the host cities, run simulations in an interactive match schedule and get detailed pictures, videos and infographics of the World Cup’s twelve arenas.

Host Cities Guide: