Friday, 20 June 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Fans from around the world can finally stop counting down the days as the 2014 World Cup is actually upon us, set to begin with an exciting opening ceremony. Like the Olympic Games, this international event cannot begin without fanfare. As the hosts, Brazil has planned an extraordinary show that will remind onlookers of the nation itself.While fans expect to be entertained by the ceremony, it really just signifies the start of the biggest sporting event in the world. This means that there will be plenty of excitement just with the anticipation of the first kick-off between Brazil and Croatia.Here is a look at all the information you’ll need leading up to the opening ceremony and first match.

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men’s football tournament that is currently taking place in Brazil. It began on 12 June, with a group stage, and is scheduled to conclude with the final on 13 July 2014.[1] It is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the last one being in 1950. Brazil was elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007 after the international football federation, FIFA, decreed that the tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina, and the fifth time overall. The national teams of 31 countries advanced through qualification competitions that began in June 2011 to participate with the host nation Brazil in the final tournament. A total of 64 matches are being played in 12 cities across Brazil in either new or redeveloped stadiums. For the first time at a World Cup Finals, the matches are using goal-line technology, as well seeing the use of vanishing spray for free kicks With the host country, all world champion teams since the first World Cup in 1930 (Argentina, England, France, Germany,[nb 2]
Italy, Spain and Uruguay) have qualified for this competition. Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final to win its first World title. The previous four World Cups staged in South America were all won by South American teams.[3]

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