2014 FIFA World Cup

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2014 FIFA World Cup
Copa do Mundo da FIFA
Brasil 2014[nb 1]

Germany lifting the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 13 June – 13 July
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (4th title)
Runner-up  Argentina
Third place  Netherlands
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 171 (2.67 per match)
Attendance 3,429,873 (53,592 per match)
Top scorer(s) Colombia James Rodríguez[1]
(6 goals)
2010
2018

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil. It was the second time that Brazil hosted the World Cup and the fourth time that a South American country hosted the FIFA tournament.[2][3][4][5] Germany won the tournament after defeating Argentina 1–0. The defending champions, Spain, were eliminated from the World Cup after losing to the Netherlands and Chile in the group stage[6] and the host country, Brazil, were eliminated after a record-breaking 1–7 loss to Germany.[7]

Participants[change | change source]

     Country qualified for the World Cup      Country did not qualify      Country did not enter      Country is not a FIFA member

Asia[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

North America[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

Prize money[change | change source]

Before the tournament begins, all teams will receive US$1.5 million dollars for preparation costs.[8] The teams that get eliminated from the Group Stage get US$8 million dollars, from the Round of 16 get US$9 million dollars and from the Quarter-Finals get US$14 million. The fourth place team gets US$20 million dollars, the third place team gets US$22 million, the second place team gets US$25 million dollars and the champions get US$35 million dollars.[9]

US$35 million
US$25 million
US$22 million
US$20 million
US$14 million
US$9 million
US$8 million

Venues[change | change source]

A total of Seventeen cities showed interest in being chosen as World Cup host cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Belém, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Manaus, Natal, Recife (a stadium would be shared by both cities), Rio Branco and Salvador. Maceió withdrew in January 2009.

According to current FIFA practice, no more than one city may use two stadiums, and the number of host cities is limited between eight and ten. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) requested permission to assign 12 cities hosting World Cup Finals. On 26 December 2008, FIFA gave the green light to the 12-city plan.

Even before the 12 host cities were selected, there were few doubts that the chosen venue for the final match will be the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, which also hosted the decisive match of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Originally the CBF's intentions were to have the opening match at Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. However, on 14 June 2010 the stadium was excluded from hosting games in the tournament due to a failure to provide financial guarantees for the improvements needed to have it as an eligible venue. In the end of August 2010, the CBF announced that the new Corinthians stadium will host the matches in São Paulo.

The 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup were announced on 31 May 2009. Belém, Campo Grande, Florianópolis, Goiânia and Rio Branco were rejected.

Group Stage[change | change source]

A win would earn the team 3 points, a draw would earn them 1 point, and a loss earns them no points.

Group A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
Mexico Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Croatia Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
Cameroon Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0
12 June 2014
Brazil  3 – 1  Croatia
13 June 2014
Mexico  1 – 0  Cameroon
17 June 2014
Brazil  0 – 0  Mexico
18 June 2014
Cameroon  0 – 4  Croatia
23 June 2014
Cameroon  1 – 4  Brazil
Croatia  1 – 3  Mexico

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Netherlands 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
Chile Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
Spain Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
Australia Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0
13 June 2014
Spain  1 – 5  Netherlands
Chile  3 – 1  Australia
18 June 2014
Australia  2 – 3  Netherlands
Spain  0 – 2  Chile
23 June 2014
Australia  0 – 3  Spain
Netherlands  2 – 0  Chile

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Colombia Colombia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
Greece Greece 3 1 1 1 2 4 –2 4
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
Japan Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
14 June 2014
Colombia  3 – 0  Greece
Côte d'Ivoire  2 – 1  Japan
19 June 2014
Colombia  2 – 1  Ivory Coast
Japan  0 – 0  Greece
24 June 2014
Japan  1 – 4  Colombia
Greece  2 – 1  Ivory Coast

Group D[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Uruguay Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
Italy Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
England England 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
14 June 2014
Uruguay  1 – 3  Costa Rica
England  1 – 2  Italy
19 June 2014
Uruguay  2 – 1  England
20 June 2014
Italy  0 – 1  Costa Rica
24 June 2014
Italy  0 – 1  Uruguay
Costa Rica  0 – 0  England

Group E[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
Switzerland Switzerland 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
Ecuador Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Honduras Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
14 June 2014
Switzerland  2 – 1  Ecuador
France  3 – 0  Honduras
19 June 2014
Switzerland  2 – 5  France
Honduras  1 – 2  Ecuador
25 June 2014
Honduras  0 – 3  Switzerland
Ecuador  0 – 0  France

Group F[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
Nigeria Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
Iran Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
15 June 2014
Argentina  2 – 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
16 June 2014
Iran  0 – 0  Nigeria
21 June 2014
Argentina  1 – 0  Iran
Nigeria  1 – 0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 June 2014
Nigeria  2 – 3  Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3 – 1  Iran

Group G[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
United States United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Portugal Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 –3 4
Ghana Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
16 June 2014
Germany  4 – 0  Portugal
Ghana  1 – 2  United States
21 June 2014
Germany  2 – 2  Ghana
22 June 2014
United States  2 – 2  Portugal
26 June 2014
United States  0 – 1  Germany
Portugal  2 – 1  Ghana

Group H[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Belgium Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
Algeria Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
Russia Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
South Korea South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
17 June 2014
Belgium  2 – 1  Algeria
Russia  1 – 1  South Korea
22 June 2014
Belgium  1 – 0  Russia
South Korea South Korea 2 – 4  Algeria
26 June 2014
South Korea South Korea 0 – 1  Belgium
Algeria  1 – 1  Russia

Knockout stage[change | change source]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
28 June – Belo Horizonte            
 Brazil Brazil (p)  1 (3)
4 July – Fortaleza
 Chile Chile  1 (2)  
 Brazil Brazil  2
28 June – Rio de Janeiro
   Colombia Colombia  1  
 Colombia Colombia  2
8 July – Belo Horizonte
 Uruguay Uruguay  0  
 Brazil Brazil  1
30 June – Brasília
   Germany Germany  7  
 France France  2
4 July – Rio de Janeiro
 Nigeria Nigeria  0  
 France France  0
30 June – Porto Alegre
   Germany Germany  1  
 Germany Germany (aet)  2
13 July – Rio de Janeiro
 Algeria Algeria  1  
 Germany Germany (aet)  1
29 June – Fortaleza
   Argentina Argentina  0
 Netherlands Netherlands  2
5 July – Salvador
 Mexico Mexico  1  
 Netherlands Netherlands  0 (4)
29 June – Recife
   Costa Rica Costa Rica  0 (3)  
 Costa Rica Costa Rica (p)  1 (5)
9 July – São Paulo
 Greece Greece  1 (3)  
 Netherlands Netherlands  0 (2)
1 July – São Paulo
   Argentina Argentina (p)  0 (4)   Third place
 Argentina Argentina (aet)  1
5 July – Brasília 12 July – Brasília
 Switzerland Switzerland  0  
 Argentina Argentina  1  Brazil Brazil  0
1 July – Salvador
   Belgium Belgium  0    Netherlands Netherlands  3
 Belgium Belgium (aet)  2
 United States United States  1  

Third-place match[change | change source]

12 July 2014
17:00
Brazil Brazil 0–3 Netherlands Netherlands Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Van Persie Goal 3' (pen.)
Blind Goal 17'
Wijnaldum Goal 90+1'

Final[change | change source]

13 July 2014
16:00
Germany Germany 1–0 Argentina Argentina Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Götze Goal 113'


 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners 

Germany
4th title

Statistics[change | change source]

Goalscorers[change | change source]

6 goals[change | change source]

5 goals[change | change source]

4 goals[change | change source]

3 goals[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/world-cup/2014/top-scorers
  2. http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/mencompovw/51/99/03/133485-factsheet-fifahostcountriesoverview1930-2022.pdf
  3. http://topendsports.com/events/worldcupsoccer/hosts/
  4. http://www.mapsofworld.com/footballworldcup-hostnations-map.htm
  5. http://geography.about.com/od/culturalgeography/a/World-Cup-Host-Countries.htm
  6. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/groups/group=255935/
  7. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/brazil-vs-germany-world-cup-2014-was-the-71-semifinal-defeat-the-worst-of-alltime-9594647.html
  8. http://www.tsmplug.com/football/prize-money-fifa-world-cup-2014/
  9. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/fifa-world-cup-2014-how-prize-money-will-be-distributed-among-champions-germany-rest-604402
  10. http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news-analysis/9161-world-cup-winners-germany-bag-35-million-in-prize-money
  11. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/statistics/players/goal-scored.html

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The Portuguese pronunciation is [ˈkɔpɐ du ˈmũdu dɐ ˈfifɐ bɾɐˈziw ˈdojz ˈmiw i kɐˈtoʁzi], in Brazil's standard pronunciation.

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