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Here are key facts on Brazilian stadiums that will host the June 15-30 Confederations Cup and the World Cup a year from now.

RIO DE JANEIRO

After repeated delays in the renovation work begun in August 2010, the new Maracana went through a first test on April 27, about four months behind schedule.

After a bureaucratic muddle over safety requirements was resolved, it was officially inaugurated on June 2 with a friendly international between Brazil and England, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Seating capacity: 78,639.

Cost: 808 million reais ($377 million), according to government figures; $523 million according to press reports.

BRASILIA

The capital's Mane Garrincha will host the opening game -- Brazil v Japan -- of the Confederations Cup on June 15. Was also inaugurated behind schedule on May 18.

Seating capacity: 71,000.

Cost: $475 million, according to the Brazilian Architects and Engineers Association (Sinaenco, www.portal2014.org.br).

BELO HORIZONTE

The Mineiro, refurbished for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, was inaugurated on December 21. It hosted a friendly international between Brazil and Chile that ended in a 2-2 draw on April 24.

Seating capacity: 62,160.

Cost: $312 million.

FORTALEZA

The Castelao was also renovated for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup. It was the first host arena to be delivered to football's world governing body FIFA and was inaugurated by President Dilma Rousseff on December 17.

Seating capacity: 63,903.

Cost: $242 million.

RECIFE

The Arena Pernambuco was purpose-built for the two tournaments. It was delivered behind schedule and inaugurated on May 20.

Seating capacity: 46,000.

Cost: $248 million.

SALVADOR

Part of the plastic membrane covering the roof of the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova collapsed following heavy rains on May 27 in the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia.

Inaugurated on April 5.

Seating capacity: 55,000.

Cost: $277 million.

The six following cities will host World Cup matches only:

CUIABA

The Arena Pantanal in the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul is scheduled for completion in October, according to government forecasts.

Seating capacity: 44,000

Cost: $260 million

CURITIBA

Work on Arena da Baixada is more than two-thirds completed , according to the latest government information released in June.

Seating capacity: 41,000

Cost: $117 million

MANAUS

Arena da Amazonia was just over half built in April and should be delivered just on time in December

Seating capacity: 40,000 (44,000 during the World Cup)

Cost: $257 million

NATAL

Arena das Dunas was two-thirds completed in April, according to the consortium conducting the work.

Seating capacity: 42,000 during the World Cup, 32,000 afterwards

Cost: $175 million

PORTO ALEGRE

Beira-Rio was about 70 percent ready in May.

Seating capacity: 60,800

Costo: $165 million

SAO PAULO

Arena Corinthians, three-quarters ready by late April. Should be completed in December, according to FIFA.

Seating capacity: 65,000

Cost: $410 million

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