Rio de Janeiro: World soccer's governing body FIFA has declared the venues of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. The Confederation Cup, seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup, has its opening match in capital Brasilia.

Only five other cities will host the Cup games. They are Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.

FIFA also announced that Corinthians' new stadium in Sao Paulo, the Itaquerao, will be the site of the opening ceremonies and inaugural match of the 2014 World Cup, scheduled for June 12.

The 2014 World Cup final will be played in Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana stadium while Brasilia will hold the third place match.

(Agencies)