Tom Cruise makes visit to Maracana Stadium

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Tom Cruise. AFP FILE PHOTO

RIO DE JANEIRO – Tom Cruise took time off from promoting his latest movie in Brazil by visiting Maracana Stadium and meeting former Brazilian football star Zico.

Cruise posed for photos at the stadium’s newly installed pitch holding a Brazil jersey with his name on the back.

The actor told Globo TV it “would be an honor” to make it to the 2014 World Cup final at the famed venue. He received an autographed ball from Zico, and said he would message friend David Beckham about his meeting with the former Brazilian playmaker, saying the British star would be “jealous.”

The Maracana, which also hosted the 1950 World Cup final, is being renovated ahead of next June’s Confederations Cup, the warm-up tournament a year before football’s showcase event.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dexter-Salas/532274815 Dexter Salas

    I remember watching Flamengo face Fluminense in this stadium 20 years ago. The queue lines for the toilets were so long that by the time I got back to the stands the game was 10 minutes into the 2nd half (I went to the toilet at exactly half-time). By the way there were a hundred thousand people watching this game live. This stadium is HUGE!!!

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