Rio to host 2014 World Cup Final

Updated: October 21, 2011

FIFA announced on Thursday afternoon that Rio de Janeiro will host the 2014 World Cup final. The full list of fixtures for the tournament were revealed by football bosses.

The opening match of the competition will be held in Sao Paulo and will feature hosts and likely favourites Brazil.

Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo will stage the semi-finals with Brasilia hosting the third place play-off. The hosts are currently the 4/1 market leaders to win the tournament.

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