The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12 in Brazil, but Google is providing Google Maps Views users with a sneak peek of the venues and surrounding areas.

Whether you're planning to watch from home or are actually traveling to Brazil, Google provide a 360 degree street view access to all twelve stadiums - from the field. Including the iconic MaracanĂ£.

Users also have the option of strolling down Brazil's famous painted streets, tradition that occurs every four years as a way for Brazilians to show their love of soccer.

To see the stadiums click here and to visit the painted streets click here.

Take a virtual vacation to the World Cup before it starts and check out your seats, or if you're not going, where you wish you were sitting.

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