The 2014 FIFA World Cup also known as (aka) the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international soccer football tournament, is scheduled to take place between June 12 to July 13, 2014 in Brazil, the host nation.
This is a one month long tournament. This is the second time Brazil has hosted the competition. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.
This will also be the first FIFA World Cup tournament to use goal-line technology. Spain is the defending champion having won FIFA World Cup 2010 defeating the Netherlands in the final, 1-0.
The sale of tickets for the World Cup will start on 20 August 2013. An estimated 3.3 million tickets will be available and majority of tickets will be sold through FIFA.com.
HOW TO WATCH 2014 WORLD CUP LIVE?
To all soccer fans out there, if you can’t afford to go to Brazil to see the games LIVE, you can watch it Live via online streaming video on some live streaming sites. You can also watch it Live through your local cable TV provider, so check their cable TV listings for schedule.
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With anticipation growing ahead of the World Cup Brazil 2014, the official Match Schedule has been released (see below). Games will be played in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo between 12 June and 13 July 2014.
World Cup 2014 schedules and Results
note: All times local (UTC-3).
You can also download the original PDF of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Brazil Match Schedule at the link provided.
Complete List of Qualified Teams
The following 32 teams qualified for the final tournament. Line-Up is now Complete
|Team||Qualified as||Date qualification was secured|
|Brazil||Host||30 October 2007|
|Japan||AFC Fourth Round Group B Winners||4 June 2013|
|Australia||AFC Fourth Round Group B Runners-up||18 June 2013|
|Iran||AFC Fourth Round Group A Winners||18 June 2013|
|South Korea||AFC Fourth Round Group A Runners-up||18 June 2013|
|Netherlands||UEFA Group D Winners||10 September 2013|
|Italy||UEFA Group B Winners||10 September 2013|
|Costa Rica||CONCACAF Fourth Round Runners-up||10 September 2013|
|United States||CONCACAF Fourth Round Winners||10 September 2013|
|Argentina||CONMEBOL Round Robin Winners||10 September 2013|
|Belgium||UEFA Group A Winners||11 October 2013|
|Switzerland||UEFA Group E Winners||11 October 2013|
|Germany||UEFA Group C Winners||11 October 2013|
|Colombia||CONMEBOL Round Robin Runners-up||11 October 2013|
|Russia||UEFA Group F Winners||15 October 2013|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||UEFA Group G Winners||15 October 2013|
|England||UEFA Group H Winners||15 October 2013|
|Spain||UEFA Group I Winners||15 October 2013|
|Chile||CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place||15 October 2013|
|Ecuador||CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place||15 October 2013|
|Honduras||CONCACAF Fourth Round 3rd place||15 October 2013|
|Nigeria||CAF Third Round Winners||16 November 2013|
|Ivory Coast||CAF Third Round Winners||16 November 2013|
|Cameroon||CAF Third Round Winners||17 November 2013|
|Ghana||CAF Third Round Winners||19 November 2013|
|Algeria||CAF Third Round Winners||19 November 2013|
|Greece||UEFA Play-off Winners||19 November 2013|
|Croatia||UEFA Play-off Winners||19 November 2013|
|Portugal||UEFA Play-off Winners||19 November 2013|
|France||UEFA Play-off Winners||19 November 2013|
|Mexico||CONCACAF v OFC play-off Winners||20 November 2013|
|Uruguay||AFC v CONMEBOL play-off Winners||20 November 2013|
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