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World Cup Bracket 2010
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2010 World Cup Bracket

The milestone 20th edition of the World Cup games kicked off on June 12, 2014 in São Paulo, ultimately leading up to an exciting final in Rio de Janeiro at Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014.

Brazil, as official host country, was granted an automatic berth in the 2014 World Cup. They will play Croatia at the opening game on June 12.

Totaling 32 teams in 8 groups, major contenders for a 2014 World Cup berth also included Spain, France, England, Russia, USA, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, and Belgium.

The lineup was decided with the completion of the final qualifying games played on October 11th and October 15th. Weeks later, the 2014 World Cup final draw was announced live from Brazil on Friday, December 6, 2013.

WINNERS & ELIMINATIONS

Defending champs Spain were the highest-profile loss of the games -- joined by Italy, England, Australia, the US, along with an astounding loss by host country Brazil to Germany 7-1!

Utlimately, the final game on Sunday, July 13, 2014 saw Germany come out the victors in a hard-fought game against Argentina 1 -0.

2014 World Cup final draw matchups

GROUP A
1. Brazil
2. Croatia
3. Mexico
4. Cameroon

GROUP E
1. Switzerland
2. Ecuador
3. France
4. Honduras

GROUP B
1. Spain
2. Netherlands
3. Chile
4. Australia

GROUP F
1. Argentina
2. Boznia-Herzegovina
3. Iran
4. Nigeria

GROUP C
1. Colombia
2. Greece
3. Ivory Coast
4. Japan

GROUP G
1. Germany
2. Portugal
3. Ghana
4.
USA

GROUP D
1. Uruguay
2. Costa Rica
3. England
4. Italy

GROUP H
1. Belgium
2. Algeria
3. Russia
4. Korea Republic

The 2014 World Cup TV Schedule

In the USA, 2014 World Cup was televised in its entirety on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2.

Across the pond, live coverage of the 2014 World Cup was broadcast live in the UK on both BBC and ITV. In Canada, soccer fans can turned the dial to CBC for nonstop World Cup action.

In South Africa, SABC and Supersport shared coverage. Meanwhile, in Australia and New Zealand "footy" fans were glued to SBS all month long.

maracana stadium, rio de janiero
The 78,000, seat Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro was the site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13th.

2014 World Cup Schedule - Dates, Times, Matchups, Venues & Scores

all times Eastern (ET) in the USA

Day Venue & Time Team 1 Team 2
Thurs, June 12   Brazil 3 Croatia 1
Fri, June 13 Natal, 12PM Mexico 1 Cameroon 0
Cuiabá, 3PM Spain 1 Netherlands 5
Salvador, 6PM Chile 3 Australia 1
Sat, June 14 Belo Horizonte, 12PM Colombia 3 Greece 0
Fortaleza, 3PM Uruguay 1 Costa Rica 3
Recife, 6PM England 1 Italy 2
Manaus, 9PM Ivory Coast 2 Japan 1
Sun, June 15 Brasilia, 12PM Switzerland 2 Ecuador 1
Porto Alegre, 3PM France 3 Honduras 0
Rio de Janeiro, 6PM Argentina 2 Bosnia Herzegovina 1
Mon, June 16 Salvador, 12PM Germany 4 Portugal 0
Curitiba, 3PM Iran 0 Nigeria 0
Natal, 6PM Ghana 1 United States 2
Tues, June 17 Belo Horizonte, 12PM Belgium 2 Algeria 1
Fortaleza, 3PM Brazil 0 Mexico 0
Cuiabá, 6PM Russia 1 Korea Republic 1
Wed, June 18 Porto Alegre, 12PM Australia 2 Netherlands 3
Manaus, 3PM Spain 0 Chile 2
Rio de Janeiro, 6PM Cameroon 0 Croatia 4
Thurs, June 19 Brasilia, 12PM Colombia 2 Ivory Coast 1
São Paulo, 3PM Uruguay 2 England 1
Natal, 6PM Japan 0 Greece 0
Fri, June 20 Recife, 12PM Italy 0 Costa Rica 1
Salvador, 3PM Switzerland 2 France 5
Curitiba, 6PM Honduras 1 Ecuador 2
Sat, June 21 Belo Horizonte, 12PM Argentina 1 iran 0
Fortaleza, 3PM Germany 2 Ghana 2
Cuiabá, 6PM Nigeria 1 Bosnia Herzegovina 0
Sun, June 22 Porto Alegre, 12PM Belgium 1 Russia 0
Manaus, 3PM Korea Republic 2 Algeria 4
Rio de Janeiro, 6PM United States 2 Portugal 2
Mon, June 23 Curitiba, 12PM Australia 0 Spain 3
São Paulo, 12PM Netherlands 2 Chile 0
Brasilia,4PM Cameroon 1 Brazil 4
Recife, 4PM Croatia 1 Mexico 3
Tues, June 24 Natal, 12PM Italy 0 Uruguay 1
Belo Horizonte, 12PM Costa Rica 0 England 0
Cuiabá, 4PM Japan 1 Colombia 4
Fortaleza, 4PM Greece 2 ivory Coast 1
Wed, June 25 Porto Alegre, 12PM Nigeria 2 Argentina 3
Salvado, 12PM Bosnia Herzegovina 3 Iran 1
Manaus, 4PM Honduras 0 Switzerland 3
Rio de Janeiro, 4PM Ecuador 0 France 0
Thurs, June 26 Recife, 12PM United States 0 Germany 1
Brasilia, 12PM Portugal 2 Ghana 1
São Paulo, 4PM Korea Republic 0 Belgium 1
Curitiba, 4PM Algeria 1 Russia 1
Sat, June 28 ROUND OF 16
Belo Horizonte, 12PM Brazil 1 Chile 1
Rio de Janeiro, 4PM Colombia 2 Uruguay 0
Sun, June 29 Fortaleza 12PM Netherlands 2 Mexico 1
Recife, 4PM Costa Rica 1 Greece 1
Mon, June 30 Brasilia, 12PM France 2 Nigeria 0
Porto Alegre, 4PM Germany 2 Algeria 1
Tues, July 1 São Paulo, 12PM Argentina 1 Switzerland 0
Salvador, 4PM Belgium 2 United States 0
Fri, July 4 QUARTER FINALS
Rio de Janeiro, 12PM Germany 1 France 0
Fortaleza, 4PM Brazil 2 Colombia 1
Sat, July 5 Brasilia, 12PM Argentina 1 Belgium 0
Salvador, 4PM Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0
  SEMI-FINALS
Tues, July 8 Belo Horizonte, 4PM Germany 7 Brazil 1
Weds, July 9 São Paulo, 4PM Argentina 0 Netherlands 0
  THIRD PLACE MATCH    
Sat, July 12 Brasilia, 4PM Netherlands 3 Brazil 0
  FINAL    
Sun, July 13 Rio de Janeiro, 3PM ABC Germany 1 Argentina 0

2014 World Cup Tickets

2014 world cup ticket buying guide2014 World Cup ticket sales kicked off in August 2013 as first round "random selection draw" tickets reached more than 2 million requests in the first 24 hours!

Initial ticket requests hit fever pitch again when "first come, first served" tickets went on sale from November 5-28 2013. A second phase of ticket sales began following the World Cup 2014 final draw announced in December.

The final call for last minute tickets began in April and is expected to continue right up until the big finale in Rio on July 13, 2014.

Outside Brazil, various country associations take part in World Cup tickets distribution. 2014 World Cup ticket prices for international football fans start at US $220 for the opening match and US $90 for the group-stage matches -- to a high of "anything goes" internationally on the black market.

As always, an official FIFA.com ticket advisory warned feverish fans to purchase tickets only from reputable dealers and to be on the lookout for unscrupulous internet sales on craigslist or other classified ad sites offering likely bogus or non-existent tickets.

World Cup 2014 On the Web

Elsewhere on the Web, get more information on this year's championship including more information on the host country and Brazilian world cup venues, fixtures, updates and scores,


2014 FIFA World Cup
- Get the complete picture from Wikipedia including qualifying game dates and times leading up to the championship, the complete overview of the various venues throughout Brazil, FIFA rules and regulations, the official schedule for the group stage, round of 16, semi-finals and more along with related references and resources, photos.

The Official Website of the FIFA World Cup - The place to be for everything World Cup 2014, where visitors can enter to apply for tickets, learn more about the games and star players, along with the final draw leading up to the championship games with maps, the full schedule, updates and scores, photos, and video highlights.

 

also see -> World Cup 2006 | World Cup 2010

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