Brazil tied 2-2 by England as Maracana re-opens

The Associated Press
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Fans celebrate after Brazil's Fred scored against England during a friendly soccer game at the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday June 2, 2013. The game was only given the green light to go ahead after a judge overruled a previous court order which had suspended the match over concerns about the safety of the expensively-upgraded Maracana stadium. The chaos of the on-again, off-again match raises questions about Brazil's readiness to host the Confederation Cup - which opens in two weeks - and next year's World Cup, not to mention the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopened following lengthy renovations, with Paulinho scoring on an 82nd-minute volley to give Brazil a 2-2 tie against England in an exhibition Sunday.

Fred put the five-time world champions ahead in the 57th minute after Hernanes' shot hit the crossbar. England took a 2-1 lead on goals by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 67th and Wayne Rooney in the 79th.

About 66,000 fans attended the match at Maracana, which had closed for reconstruction in September 2010. The work, estimated to cost up to $1 billion, turned the stadium into a venue with a capacity of about 79,000.

Maracana was site of Brazil's loss to Uruguay in the final game of the 1950 World Cup, which FIFA says drew 173,850 and other sources list at up to 199,854.

The stadium will host the final of this year's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.