Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brazil - Estadio do Maracana

You probably heard of the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro long before you ever saw it. Then, when you saw it, chances are this was your first glimpse.

John Barnes' goal may have been truly Brazilian, but so, it turned out, were the L-supports that held up the goalnets. In the new century, long after every other country in the globalised world has carelessly trashed their architectural heritage and installed generic box goalnets, the goalnets at Maracana remain truly Brazilian.

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