The Maracana, which takes its unofficial name from the surrounding neighbourhood, has been the scene of historic matches including the 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals
Lawmakers voted on Tuesday to change the stadium's official name to "Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Rei Pele" — the three-time world champion's full name, plus "King Pele," his nickname.
The Copa Sudamericana final in Cordoba, Argentina will also be played without fans.
Football returns to Rio de Janeiro at the iconic Maracana Stadium, next to field hospital for COVID-19
Copa Libertadores champion Flamengo beat Bangu 3-0 in a local league game that was witnessed by fewer than 200 people in Brazil's historic 78,000-seat Maracanã Stadium
Copa Libertadores: 16 Flamengo fans arrested ahead of club's clash against Gremio for planning to invade Maracana stadium
Wednesday night’s match at the Maracana was sold out as Flamengo aim to reach the final of South America’s equivalent of the Champions League for the first time since 1981
Goals from Edison Flores, Christian Cueva and Paolo Guerrero handed Peru a deserved win which sends them into a final against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.
Copa America 2019: Uruguay capitalised on Chile's weaknesses with right attitude and mentality, says striker Edinson Cavani
Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani who scored the only goal for his side in the 1-0 win over Chile creditedthe win to the team playing with the right attitude
FIFA World Cup moments: When Uruguay silenced Brazil at Maracana to lift the trophy in 1950 mega-event
The impact of Brazil vs Uruguay was succinctly put by the Uruguayan hero of the Maracanazo, Ghiggia, who famously said, "Three people have silenced the Maracana - Frank Sinatra, the Pope and me."
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Enamoured by Socrates, enticed by Kaka-Neymar, Kerala embraces Brazil as its own
For the past fortnight, the support for Brazil has been ubiquitous, not just in Kochi but also the rest of Kerala. But what explains Kerala's undying obsession for Brazilian football?
The Rio Paralympics featured thrilling victories, records, tears -- and controversy. Here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America, which end Sunday.
All the action in photos of the closing ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016.
Brazil won the entire Olympics — or so it felt for fans dancing in the streets after Neymar fired the winning penalty for football gold.
The Rio Olympics is a fortnight of breath taking festivities that will leave billions of people astounded at the unfathomable brilliance of human species
The Maracana stadium erupted in jeers as Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer opened the Rio Olympics on Friday — and the hostility spread far beyond the sports venue.
Residents of the Mangueira favela, which overlooks the Maracana Stadium where the Olympic opening ceremony was held, expressed pride and disappointment.
A glitzy and colourful opening ceremony on Friday night officially threw the Olympic Games open
The carnival capital of Rio de Janeiro will host a glittering Olympics opening ceremony party on Friday, hoping to draw a line under a turbulent seven-year build-up dogged by recession, drugs scandals, crime and infrastructure stumbles.
Pele has been invited to light the Olympic pyre for the Rio Games on Friday, but the Brazilian football great is checking with his sponsors to see if he is free to lead the torch ceremony in the Maracana stadium
The Rio Olympics opening ceremony will break with the recent tradition of large-scale, expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an "analogue" experience,