Impressive photos of World Cup stadium construction

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A tour of all twelve stadiums that will be used during the tournament in Brazil.

An aerial shot shows Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, in the state of Bahia, northern Brazil, in this March 28, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Valter Pontes/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
File photo of an aerial shot showing Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador
An aerial shot shows Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, in the state of Bahia, northern Brazil, in this March 28, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Valter Pontes/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
This photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Daniel Alves)
This photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Daniel Alves)
This photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Daniel Alves)
Imagen del Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha de Brasilia del 15 de junio de 2013, durante un partido entre Brasil y Japón en la Copa Confederaciones. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Imagen del Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha de Brasilia del 15 de junio de 2013, durante un partido entre Brasil y Japón en la Copa Confederaciones. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Imagen del Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha de Brasilia del 15 de junio de 2013, durante un partido entre Brasil y Japón en la Copa Confederaciones. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
The Castelao stadium is reflected in water after heavy rains in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, April 28, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The Castelao stadium is reflected in water after heavy rains in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, April 28, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament
The Castelao stadium is reflected in water after heavy rains in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, April 28, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
This March 13, 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
This March 13, 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
This March 13, 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
This photo released by Portal da Copa shows the inside of Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, March 13, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
This photo released by Portal da Copa shows the inside of Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, March 13, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
This photo released by Portal da Copa shows the inside of Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, March 13, 2014. Castelao will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Fabio Lima, Portal da Copa)
A general view is seen of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, before a soccer match test in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera May 10, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A general view is seen of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, before a soccer match test in the Sao Paulo
A general view is seen of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, before a soccer match test in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera May 10, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, is seen before a soccer test match in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera May 18, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium is seen before a soccer test match in Sao Paulo
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, is seen before a soccer test match in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera May 18, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, is seen during a soccer test match in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera, May 18, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, is seen during a soccer test match in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera
A general view of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup, is seen during a soccer test match in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera, May 18, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Maracana stadium seen before the last Brazilian league soccer match in the stadium between Fluminense and Sao Paulo, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Brazil will host the World Cup soccer tournament starting on 12 June and Maracana stadium will host the World Cup Final match on 13 July. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Maracana stadium seen before the last Brazilian league soccer match in the stadium between Fluminense and Sao Paulo, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Brazil will host the World Cup soccer tournament starting on 12 June and Maracana stadium will host the World Cup Final match on 13 July
Maracana stadium seen before the last Brazilian league soccer match in the stadium between Fluminense and Sao Paulo, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Brazil will host the World Cup soccer tournament starting on 12 June and Maracana stadium will host the World Cup Final match on 13 July. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The main entrance of Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, is pictured before a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
The main entrance of Maracana stadium is pictured before a press visit in Rio de Janeiro
The main entrance of Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, is pictured before a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A woman simulates a using a wheelchair at a physically handicapped lot inside of the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A woman simulates a using a wheelchair at a physically handicapped lot inside of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
A woman simulates a using a wheelchair at a physically handicapped lot inside of the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A worker carries a guardrail inside the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A worker carries a guardrail inside the Maracana stadium during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro
A worker carries a guardrail inside the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A volunteer poses for a picture inside the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A volunteer poses for a picture inside the Maracana stadium during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro
A volunteer poses for a picture inside the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A view of the Arena da Baixada soccer stadium before Atletico Paranaense and Corinthians play the first match to test the stadium under construction for the World Cup in Curitiba, May 14, 2014. The Arena da Baixada is considered by FIFA as the stadium with the greatest delays with less than a month to go for the tournament to begin. Picture taken May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A view of the Arena da Baixada soccer stadium before Atletico Paranaense and Corinthians play the first match to test the stadium in Curitiba
A view of the Arena da Baixada soccer stadium before Atletico Paranaense and Corinthians play the first match to test the stadium under construction for the World Cup in Curitiba, May 14, 2014. The Arena da Baixada is considered by FIFA as the stadium with the greatest delays with less than a month to go for the tournament to begin. Picture taken May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Vista general del estadio Arenas das Dunas en Natal, noreste de Brasil, el 8 de diciembre de 2013 (AFP | Christophe Simon)
Vista general del estadio Arenas das Dunas en Natal, noreste de Brasil, el 8 de diciembre de 2013
Vista general del estadio Arenas das Dunas en Natal, noreste de Brasil, el 8 de diciembre de 2013 (AFP | Christophe Simon)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 12: Construction continues at the Estadio Beira-Rio on December 12, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The stadium will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
General Views of Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre - FIFA World Cup Venues Brazil 2014
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 12: Construction continues at the Estadio Beira-Rio on December 12, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The stadium will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
Estadio Beira-Rio.
Estadio Beira-Rio
Estadio Beira-Rio.
An aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco soccer stadium is seen in Recife, northeastern Brazil, April 6, 2014. The Arena Pernambuco will host five matches of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
An aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco soccer stadium is seen in Recife
An aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco soccer stadium is seen in Recife, northeastern Brazil, April 6, 2014. The Arena Pernambuco will host five matches of the 2014 World Cup. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
In this photo released by Portal da Copa 2014, an aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco stadium, in Recife, Brazil, Oct. 2013. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa 2014, Ana Araujo)
In this photo released by Portal da Copa 2014, an aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco stadium, in Recife, Brazil, Oct. 2013. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches
In this photo released by Portal da Copa 2014, an aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco stadium, in Recife, Brazil, Oct. 2013. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa 2014, Ana Araujo)
Fans arrive for the inaugural match of the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima soccer stadium, in Manaus March 9, 2014. The World Cup stadium in the Amazonian city of Manaus was inaugurated Sunday with a ceremony and test match in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans. The stadium is the eighth of the 12 World Cup stadiums to be officially handed over with construction still underway in Curitiba and Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match on June 12. REUTER/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Fans arrive for the inaugural match of the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima soccer stadium in Manaus
Fans arrive for the inaugural match of the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima soccer stadium, in Manaus March 9, 2014. The World Cup stadium in the Amazonian city of Manaus was inaugurated Sunday with a ceremony and test match in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans. The stadium is the eighth of the 12 World Cup stadiums to be officially handed over with construction still underway in Curitiba and Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match on June 12. REUTER/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A worker is seen on the stands of the Arena da Amazonia soccer stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arena da Amazonia will host matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A worker is seen on the stands of the Arena da Amazonia soccer stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arena da Amazonia will host matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
A worker is seen on the stands of the Arena da Amazonia soccer stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arena da Amazonia will host matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
FILE - In this This March 9, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows Arena da Amazonia stadium on the day of its inauguration in Manaus in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, Sunday. Three stadiums still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months. (AP Photo/Jose Zamith, Portal da Copa,File) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
FILE - In this This March 9, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows Arena da Amazonia stadium on the day of its inauguration in Manaus in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, Sunday. Three stadiums still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months. (AP Photo/Jose Zamith, Portal da Copa,File) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
FILE - In this This March 9, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows Arena da Amazonia stadium on the day of its inauguration in Manaus in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, Sunday. Three stadiums still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months. (AP Photo/Jose Zamith, Portal da Copa,File) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
FILE - In this This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Twelve stadiums in 12 cities will host World Cup soccer matches. (AP Photo/Marcus Desimoni, Portal da Copa, File)
In this This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Twelve stadiums in 12 cities will host World Cup soccer matches
FILE - In this This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Twelve stadiums in 12 cities will host World Cup soccer matches. (AP Photo/Marcus Desimoni, Portal da Copa, File)
An aerial view of the Estadio Mineirao, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, in Belo Horizonte, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Aerial view of the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte
An aerial view of the Estadio Mineirao, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, in Belo Horizonte, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Fotografía aérea del estadio Mineirao de Belo Horizonte tomada por el Ministerio brasileño de Turismo el 14 de agosto de 2013 (BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM/AFP/Archivos | Rodrigo Lima)
Fotografía aérea del estadio Mineirao de Belo Horizonte tomada por el Ministerio brasileño de Turismo el 14 de agosto de 2013
Fotografía aérea del estadio Mineirao de Belo Horizonte tomada por el Ministerio brasileño de Turismo el 14 de agosto de 2013 (BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM/AFP/Archivos | Rodrigo Lima)

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