World Cup 2014

The 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil will be the 20th time the competition has taken place and the second time that Brazil has hosted it. It will be the first time the World Cup has been hosted in South America since 1978 when Argentina hosted the competition.

The 2014 World Cup will take place over a one month period between the 13th of June and July. It will include 32 teams from six confederations. The games will be held between 12 different venues in 12 different host cities. Six of the host cities will build new stadiums for the event and the rest will upgrade their current facilities.

The logo for the World Cup in 2014 has been named "Inspiration" and portrays three hands lifting the World Cup trophy. The design also encompasses the green and yellow colours from the Brazilian flag.

The final twelve cities chosen to host the 2014 World Cup are: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.

When the tournament comes around it will have been sixty four years since Brazil have last held the competition. The fans will embrace it, and the country will erupt in party. With Brazil's passion for football, they are surely going to put on a great tournament destined to be remembered for a long time.

Del Bosque Spoilt For Choice

Del Bosque Spoilt For Choice

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has a big decision to make ahead of the World Cup in Brazil later this year. The 63-year old will a huge pool of players to choose from to take to Brazil. He was successful in South Africa in 2010 and then again two years ago at Euro 2012 with [&hellip

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Three countries who can shock at Brazil 2014

Three countries who can shock at Brazil 2014

With the World Cup now less than six months away, people who bet on football will be busy assessing the pre-tournament football betting odds for Brazil and, as usual, the traditional powerhouses of international football will dominate most people’s thoughts when they try to pick out the winner. The likes of Spain, Argentina, Italy, Netherlands, [&hellip

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Klinsmann Extends USA Contract

Klinsmann Extends USA Contract

Jurgen Klinsmann has been rewarded for guiding the USA team into the 2014 World Cup by being handed a new four-year deal ahead of the tournament in Brazil. The US team head coach has been in the job since 2011, leading the side to a seventh straight appearance in the World Cup Finals, a success [&hellip

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What a Miss! World Cup Penalty Howlers

What a Miss! World Cup Penalty Howlers

Few World Cups end without a penalty shootout. Here are some of the biggest penalty misses in recent World Cup history: Roberto Baggio vs. Brazil 1994 Fans of live football commentary know that the divine ponytail was Italy’s best player at the 1994 World Cup in America and was named as one of the three [&hellip

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FAI in no Rush over New Manager

FAI in no Rush over New Manager

The FAI are in no rush to name a new manager after Giovanni Trapottoni was relieved of his duties following the Republic of Ireland’s disappointing end to the nation’s qualification campaign for next summer’s World Cup. The Italian’s reign came to an end following the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Austria, a result which [&hellip

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Three countries who can shock at Brazil 2014

Three countries who can shock at Brazil 2014

Posted on 24 January 2014

With the World Cup now less than six months away, people who bet on football will be busy assessing the pre-tournament football betting odds for Brazil and, as usual, the traditional powerhouses of international football will dominate most people’s thoughts when they try to pick out the winner. The likes of Spain, Argentina, Italy, Netherlands, [&hellip

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Klinsmann Extends USA Contract

Klinsmann Extends USA Contract

Posted on 17 December 2013

Jurgen Klinsmann has been rewarded for guiding the USA team into the 2014 World Cup by being handed a new four-year deal ahead of the tournament in Brazil. The US team head coach has been in the job since 2011, leading the side to a seventh straight appearance in the World Cup Finals, a success [&hellip

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What a Miss! World Cup Penalty Howlers

What a Miss! World Cup Penalty Howlers

Posted on 04 November 2013

Few World Cups end without a penalty shootout. Here are some of the biggest penalty misses in recent World Cup history: Roberto Baggio vs. Brazil 1994 Fans of live football commentary know that the divine ponytail was Italy’s best player at the 1994 World Cup in America and was named as one of the three [&hellip

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FAI in no Rush over New Manager

FAI in no Rush over New Manager

Posted on 12 September 2013

The FAI are in no rush to name a new manager after Giovanni Trapottoni was relieved of his duties following the Republic of Ireland’s disappointing end to the nation’s qualification campaign for next summer’s World Cup. The Italian’s reign came to an end following the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Austria, a result which [&hellip

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Neymar must Impress at Confederations Cup

Neymar must Impress at Confederations Cup

Posted on 05 June 2013

Brazilian striker, Neymar, may have completed a £49m transfer to Barcelona but that doesn’t mean the pressure is off for him to perform with the national side at the 2013 Confederations Cup this summer. Neymar is part of a Brazil squad desperate to appease their supporters and win the FIFA’s precursor tournament for the World [&hellip

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Confederations Cup Preview: Italy

Confederations Cup Preview: Italy

Posted on 29 May 2013

Italy have a golden chance to acclimatise to conditions ahead of next summer’s World Cup after being invited into the 2013 Confederations Cup. The Italians head to Brazil, who will host the World Cup next summer, and FIFA use this prelude tournament to test infrastructure, stadiums and local responses to the disruption. While FIFA assess [&hellip

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Super Eagles keep Sam Hope

Super Eagles keep Sam Hope

Posted on 21 May 2013

Nigeria have refused to give up on the battle to convince midfielder, Sidney Sam, to opt to play for the African nation rather than Germany. The Bayer Leverkusen star is eligible to play for both Nigeria and Germany, but has so far refused to commit himself to either one. Despite Nigeria’s hopes to include the [&hellip

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Kaka and Ronaldinho given Brazil Warning

Kaka and Ronaldinho given Brazil Warning

Posted on 26 April 2013

The chances of Kaka and Ronaldinho – the two remaining survivors of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning squad – playing together at next summer’s tournament are incredibly slim, according to national head coach, Luis Felipe Scolari. Scolari spoke to the media ahead of Brazil’s friendly clash with Chile this week and confirmed his doubts that [&hellip

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