rio.2016.logoBrazil World Cup stadium Manaus will, subject to FIFA approval, host matches at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the 2016 organising committee announced on Thursday.

The inclusion of the Amazon jungle venue follows the example of London 2012 where the football competition held games in provincial cities including Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Manaus’ Amazonia Arena was the scene of England’s first round loss to Italy, one of four World Cup games staged in the city. – Agence France-Presse

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