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The transition from the first division into the Premier League came after the low point to which English football has descended in the late 80s after the Heysel Stadium and Hillsborough Stadium disasters. The establishment of the Premier League made English football teams more prosperous. Modern stadiums with higher standards were built and clubs' income increased significantly thanks to TV broadcasting contracts. As a consequence, the Premier League has become the most attractive league for football fans and top players all over the world. 20 clubs take part in the league each season with the top 4 teams qualifying for the following season’s UEFA Champions League.
Football tours, like Brazil is undoubtedly the country of football.
For football fans this tour is almost mandatory. Accompanied by an enthusiastic football guide you will discover the deep roots of this popular sport.
The visit begins at the temple of football Maracanã stadium that hosted two World Cup finals and has been completely renovated.
Afterwards the visit takes place at São Cristóvão Football Club debut club of world known star Ronaldo (World Champion twice) giving a good perspective on how a small and simple Rio club works.
Then the tour ends with a visit of the traditional Fluminense Football Club, with its charming and historic headquarters and stadium where it was played the very first match of the Seleção Brasileira.
This tour is done with a laid-back pace with many curiosities, passionate facts and funny stories about football in Rio and Brazil.
Important: It's not allowed, by the visited clubs norms, to wear a football jersey of another club in within their premises.
Stop At: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Visit the temple of Football and see it's exhibits, visit the changing room, press room, the pitch and stands.
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