Brazil has chosen the sites for its Fan Fests, the open air parties held on World Cup game days.

I don’t know all of the venues, but the ones I do know are the traditional places where big screens have been mounted to broadcast important games.

The Rio Fan Fest, for example, will be on Copacabana beach, the perfect place for fans without tickets to watch matches. It was there that I saw Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to win the 2002 World Cup on a big screen.

In Sao Paulo, the venue is the Vale do Anhagabau. That’s right in the middle of downtown and the place where many concerts are held. Corinthians held their centenary celebrations there last year and brought almost 100,000 people to the party.

Here is the full list:

1. Belo Horizonte – Praca da Estacaoo;
2. Brasília – Esplanada dos Ministerios;
3. Cuiaba – Parque de Exposicoes;
4. Curitiba – Parque Barigui;
5. Fortaleza – Praia de Iracema (Aterrao);
6. Manaus – Memorial Encontro das Aguas;
7. Natal – Praia do Forte;
8. Porto Alegre – Praça Glenio Perez;
9. Recife – Marco Zero;
10. Rio de Janeiro – Praia de Copacabana;
11. Salvador – Jardim de Alah;
12. Sao Paulo – Vale do Anhagabau