World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014

The World Cup in Brazil 2014 will be the first time the tournament has been held in the country since 1950 and the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

The tournament will run from Thursday June 12 with the opening match at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo until Sunday 13th July with the final at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2014 tournament faces some logistical problems in terms of infrastructure and security but promises to be a real carnival of football.

Find information on World Cup 2014 match tickets, including ticket categories (individual match tickets, Team Specific Tickets (TSTs), Venue Specific Tickets (VSTs) and how to apply for World Cup 2014 tickets.

See the complete 2014 World Cup schedule including teams, groups A-H, venues and local kick off times.

The 2014 World Cup Draw has thrown up some tough challenges. We analyze each group and pick the two teams likely to progress.

We also look at the teams from a financial point of view in an alternative set of statistics to see the strongest squads in dollars!

WORLD CUP GROUPS
Group A Group B Group C Group D
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon
Spain
Netherlands Chile
Australia
Colombia
Greece
Ivory Coast
Japan
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras
Argentina
Bosnia & H
Iran
Nigeria
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
USA
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
South Korea
WORLD CUP RESULTS

2014 Host Cities

São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Goiânia, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Rio Branco, Salvador and Recife/Olinda have applied to be host cities and the Brazilian organizing committee chose the following 12 out of the 17 candidates.

São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Belo Horizonte
Brasília
Fortaleza
Cuiabá
Curitiba
Manaus
Natal
Porto Alegre
Salvador
Recife

World Cup 2014 Stadiums

The 12 World Cup stadiums for Brazil 2014 are: Arena de Amazonia (capacity 42,374) in Manaus, Estadio Castelao in Forteleza (capacity 64,846), Arena das Dunas in Natal (capacity 42,086), Recife's Arena Pernambuco (capacity 46,000), Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador (capacity 482,747), Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba (capacity 42,968), Estadio Nacional in the capital Brasilia (capacity 70,064), Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte (capacity 62,547), the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro (capacity 76,804), Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo (capacity 65,807), Arena da Baixada in Curitiba (capacity 41,456) and Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre (capacity 48,494).

The 2013 Confederations Cup stadiums are planned to be the Maracana in Rio, Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Estadio Nacional in Brasilia and Estadio Castelao in Forteleza.

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aerial view of the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Map of Brazil World Cup Venues 2014

Map of Brazil

Look forward to all the action from the World Cup qualifying zones in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Concacaf, full results and team profiles on the 32 competing nations, player profiles and World Cup stats.

2014 World Cup Poster

World Cup 2014 Official Poster

The 2014 World Cup poster has been unveiled and was created by the Brazilian design agency Crama.

The 2014 World Cup poster shows a map of Brazil framed by two legs going for the ball:
"An entire country at football's service."
Each host city also has their own poster.
If you are interested in purchasing an official 2014 World Cup poster or other World Cup posters please visit our shop.

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