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2014 FIFA World Cup
Copa do Mundo da FIFA

Brasil 2014

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2014 FIFA World Cup logo
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 12 June – 13 July (32 days)
Teams 32 (from 5 or 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 12 host cities)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.

Thirty-two countries' teams will take part in the finals tournament, playing in 12 cities throughout Brazil. It is scheduled to be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged outside Europe, and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere, since the 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa. It will also be the first World Cup to use goal-line technology.

Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final. It will also be the first finals appearance of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The sale of tickets for the World Cup started on 20 August 2013. An estimated 3.3 million tickets will be available and the majority will be sold through FIFA's website.

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FIFA ranking

as of 17 October 2013

Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Host 30 October 2007 20th 2010 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) 11
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia AFC Fourth Round Group A Winners 4 June 2013 3rd 2010 Round of 16 (2010) 19
Flag of Japan.svg Japan AFC Fourth Round Group B Winners 4 June 2013 5th 2010 Round of 16 (2002, 2010) 44
Flag of Australia.svg Australia AFC Fourth Round Group B Runners-up 18 June 2013 4th 2010 Round of 16 (2006) 57
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea AFC Fourth Round Group A Runners-up 18 June 2013 9th 2010 Fourth place (2002) 56
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands UEFA Group D Winners 10 September 2013 10th 2010 Runners-up (1974, 1978, 2010) 8
Flag of Italy.svg Italy UEFA Group B Winners 10 September 2013 18th 2010 Winners (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) 8
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica CONCACAF Fourth Round Runners-up 10 September 2013 4th 2006 Round of 16 (1990) 31
Flag of the United States.svg United States CONCACAF Fourth Round Winners 10 September 2013 10th 2010 Third place (1930) 13
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina CONMEBOL Round Robin Winners 10 September 2013 16th 2010 Winners (1978, 1986) 3
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium UEFA Group A Winners 11 October 2013 12th 2002 Fourth place (1986) 5
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland UEFA Group E Winners 11 October 2013 10th 2010 Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954) 7
Flag of Germany.svg Germany UEFA Group C Winners 11 October 2013 18th 2010 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990]) 2
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia CONMEBOL Round Robin Runners-up 11 October 2013 5th 1998 Round of 16 (1990) 4
Flag of Russia.svg Russia UEFA Group F Winners 15 October 2013 3rd1 2002 Fourth place (1966) 19
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA Group G Winners 15 October 2013 1st 16
Flag of England.svg England UEFA Group H Winners 15 October 2013 14th 2010 Winners (1966) 10
Flag of Spain.svg Spain UEFA Group I Winners 15 October 2013 14th 2010 Winners (2010) 1
Flag of Chile.svg Chile CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place 15 October 2013 9th 2010 Third place (1962) 12
Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place 15 October 2013 3rd 2006 Round of 16 (2006) 22
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras CONCACAF Fourth Round 3rd place 15 October 2013 3rd 2010 Group Stage (1982, 2010) 34

1 Russia have made 10 appearances indcluding those made by the Soviet Union.

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