2014 FIFA World Cup

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2014 FIFA World Cup
Copa do Mundo da FIFA
Brasil 2014[nb 1]
Philipp Lahm lifts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.jpg
Germany lifting the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates13 June – 13 July
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored171 (2.67 per match)
Attendance3,429,873 (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 began, all teams received US$1.5 million for preparation costs.[8] The teams that were eliminated from the Group Stage got US$8 million, from the Round of 16 got US$9 million, and from the Quarter-Finals got US$14 million. The fourth place team got US$20 million, the third place team got US$22 million, the second place team got US$25 million and the champions got US$35 million.[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
Brazil 3–1 Croatia
Neymar Goal 29'71' (pen.)
Oscar Goal 90'
Marcelo Goal 11' (o.g.)
Attendance: 62,103

Mexico 1–0 Cameroon
Peralta Goal 61'
Attendance: 39,216

Brazil 0–0 Mexico
Attendance: 60,342
Referee: Turkey Cuneyt Çakir

Cameroon 0–4 Croatia
Olić Goal 11'
Perišić Goal 58'
Mandžukić Goal 61'73'
Attendance: 39,982

Cameroon 1–4 Brazil
Matip Goal 26' Neymar Goal 17'35'
Fred Goal 49'
Fernandinho Goal 84'
Attendance: 69,112

Croatia 1–3 Mexico
Perišić Goal 87' Márquez Goal 72'
Guardado Goal 75'
Chicharito Goal 82'

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
Spain 1–5 Netherlands
Alonso Goal 27' (pen.) Van Persie Goal 44'72'
Robben Goal 53'80'
De Vrij Goal 65'
Attendance: 48,173

Chile 3–1 Australia
Sánchez Goal 12'
Valdívia Goal 14'
Beausejour Goal 90+2'
Cahill Goal 35'
Attendance: 40,275

Australia 2–3 Netherlands
Cahill Goal 21'
Jedinak Goal 54' (pen.)
Robben Goal 20'
Van Persie Goal 58'
Depay Goal 68'
Attendance: 42,877

Spain 0–2 Chile
Vargas Goal 20'
Aránguiz Goal 43'
Attendance: 74,101
Referee: United States Mark Geiger

Australia 0–3 Spain
Villa Goal 36'
Torres Goal 69'
Mata Goal 82'
Attendance: 39,375

Netherlands 2–0 Chile
Fer Goal 77'
Depay Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 62,996

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
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
Japan Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
Colombia 3–0 Greece
Armero Goal 5'
Gutiérrez Goal 58'
Rodríguez Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 57,174
Referee: United States Mark Geiger

Ivory Coast 2–1 Japan
Bony Goal 63'
Gervinho Goal 65'
Honda Goal 15'

Colombia 2–1 Ivory Coast
Rodríguez Goal 64'
Quintero Goal 70'
Gervinho Goal 73'
Attendance: 68,748
Referee: England Howard Webb

Japan 0–0 Greece
Attendance: 39,485
Referee: El Salvador Joel Aguilar

Japan 1–4 Colombia
Okazaki Goal 45+1' Cuadrado Goal 17' (pen.)
Martínez Goal 55'82'
Rodríguez Goal 90'
Attendance: 40,340

Greece 2–1 Ivory Coast
Samaris Goal 42'
Samaras Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Bony Goal 74'
Attendance: 59,095
Referee: Ecuador Carlos Vera

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
Uruguay 1–3 Costa Rica
Cavani Goal 24' (pen.) Campbell Goal 54'
Duarte Goal 57'
Ureña Goal 84'
Attendance: 58,679
Referee: Germany Felix Brych

England 1–2 Italy
Sturridge Goal 37' Marchisio Goal 35'
Balotelli Goal 50'
Attendance: 39,800
Referee: Netherlands Bjorn Kuipers

Uruguay 2–1 England
Suárez Goal 38'84' Rooney Goal 75'
Attendance: 62,575

Italy 0–1 Costa Rica
Ruiz Goal 44'

Italy 0–1 Uruguay
Godín Goal 81'
Attendance: 39,706

Costa Rica 0–0 England
Attendance: 57,823

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 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
Switzerland  2–1 Ecuador
Mehmedi Goal 48'
Seferović Goal 90+3'
Valencia Goal 22'
Attendance: 68,351

France 3–0 Honduras
Benzema Goal 45' (pen.)72'
Valladares Goal 48' (o.g.)
Attendance: 43,012
Referee: Brazil Sandro Ricci

Switzerland  2–5 France
Džemaili Goal 81'
Xhaka Goal 87'
Giroud Goal 17'
Matuidi Goal 18'
Valbuena Goal 40'
Benzema Goal 67'
Sissoko Goal 73'
Attendance: 51,003
Referee: Netherlands Bjorn Kuipers

Honduras 1–2 Ecuador
Costly Goal 31' Valencia Goal 34'65'
Attendance: 39,224
Referee: Australia Ben Williams

Honduras 0–3  Switzerland
Shaqiri Goal 6'31'71'
Attendance: 40,322

Ecuador 0–0 France
Attendance: 73,749

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
Argentina 2–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kolašinac Goal 2' (o.g.)
Messi Goal 64'
Ibišević Goal 84'
Attendance: 74,738
Referee: El Salvador Joel Aguilar

Iran 0–0 Nigeria
Attendance: 39,081
Referee: Ecuador Carlos Vera

Argentina 1–0 Iran
Messi Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 57,698

Nigeria 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Odemwingie Goal 29'
Attendance: 40,499
Referee: New Zealand Peter O'Leary

Nigeria 2–3 Argentina
Musa Goal 4'47' Messi Goal 3'45+1'
Rojo Goal 50'
Attendance: 43,285

Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1 Iran
Džeko Goal 23'
Pjanić Goal 59'
Vršajević Goal 83'
Ghoochannejhad Goal 82'
Attendance: 48,011

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
Germany 4–0 Portugal
Müller Goal 12' (pen.)45'78'
Hummels Goal 32'
Attendance: 51,081

Ghana 1–2 United States
Ayew Goal 82' Dempsey Goal 1'
Brooks Goal 86'
Attendance: 39,760

Germany 2–2 Ghana
Götze Goal 51'
Klose Goal 71'
Ayew Goal 54'
Gyan Goal 63'
Attendance: 59,621
Referee: Brazil Sandro Ricci

United States 2–2 Portugal
Jones Goal 64'
Dempsey Goal 81'
Nani Goal 5'
Varela Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 40,123

United States 0–1 Germany
Müller Goal 55'

Portugal 2–1 Ghana
Boye Goal 31' (o.g.)
Ronaldo Goal 80'
Gyan Goal 57'
Attendance: 67,540

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
Belgium 2–1 Algeria
Fellaini Goal 70'
Mertens Goal 80'
Feghouli Goal 25' (pen.)
Attendance: 56,800

Russia 1–1 South Korea
Kerzhakov Goal 74' Lee Keun-Ho Goal 68'
Attendance: 37,603

Belgium 1–0 Russia
Origi Goal 88'
Attendance: 73,819
Referee: Germany Felix Brych

South Korea South Korea2–4 Algeria
Son Heung-Min Goal 50'
Koo Ja-Cheol Goal 72'
Slimani Goal 26'
Halliche Goal 28'
Djabou Goal 38'
Brahimi Goal 62'
Attendance: 42,732

South Korea South Korea0–1 Belgium
Vertonghen Goal 78'
Attendance: 61,397
Referee: Australia Ben Williams

Algeria 1–1 Russia
Slimani Goal 60' Kokorin Goal 6'
Attendance: 39,311
Referee: Turkey Cuneyt Çakir

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  

Round of 16[change | change source]


Colombia 2–0 Uruguay
Rodríguez Goal 28'50'
Attendance: 73,804
Referee: Netherlands Bjorn Kuipers

Netherlands Netherlands2–1Mexico Mexico
Sneijder Goal 88'
Huntelaar Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Dos Santos Goal 48'
Attendance: 58,817


France France2–0Nigeria Nigeria
Pogba Goal 79'
Yobo Goal 90+2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 67,882
Referee: United States Mark Geiger

Germany Germany2–1 (a.e.t.)Algeria Algeria
Schürrle Goal 92'
Özil Goal 120'
Djabou Goal 120+1'
Attendance: 43,063
Referee: Brazil Sandro Ricci

Argentina Argentina1–0 (a.e.t.)Switzerland Switzerland
Di María Goal 118'
Attendance: 63,255

Belgium Belgium2–1 (a.e.t.)United States United States
De Bruyne Goal 93'
Lukaku Goal 105'
Green Goal 107'
Attendance: 51,227

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

France France0–1Germany Germany
Hummels Goal 13'
Attendance: 74,240

Brazil Brazil2–1Colombia Colombia
Thiago Silva Goal 7'
David Luiz Goal 69'
Rodríguez Goal 80' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,342

Argentina Argentina1–0Belgium Belgium
Higuaín Goal 8'
Attendance: 68,551

Semifinals[change | change source]

Brazil Brazil1–7Germany Germany
Oscar Goal 90' Müller Goal 11'
Klose Goal 23'
Kroos Goal 24'26'
Khedira Goal 29'
Schürrle Goal 69'79'

Third-place match[change | change source]

Brazil Brazil0–3Netherlands Netherlands
Van Persie Goal 3' (pen.)
Blind Goal 17'
Wijnaldum Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 68,034

Final[change | change source]

Germany Germany1–0 (a.e.t.)Argentina Argentina
Götze Goal 113'
Attendance: 74,738


 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners 

Germany
4th title

Statistics[change | change source]

Goalscorers[change | change source]

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Source: FIFA[11]

Team rankings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 7 6 1 0 18 4 +14 19
2  Argentina 7 5 1 1 8 4 +4 16
3  Netherlands 7 5 2 0 15 4 +11 17
4  Brazil 7 3 2 2 11 14 –3 11
Eliminated in the Quarter-finals
5  Colombia 5 4 0 1 12 4 +8 12
6  Belgium 5 4 0 1 6 3 +3 12
7  France 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10
8  Costa Rica 5 2 3 0 5 2 +3 9
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9  Chile 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
10  Mexico 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
11   Switzerland 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
12  Uruguay 4 2 0 2 4 6 –2 6
13  Greece 4 1 2 1 3 5 –2 5
14  Algeria 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 4
15  United States 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 4
16  Nigeria 4 1 1 2 3 5 –2 4
Eliminated in the Group stage
17  Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
18  Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 –3 4
19  Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
20  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
21  Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
22  Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
23  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
24  Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
25  Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
26  England 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
27  South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
28  Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
29  Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
30  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0
31  Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
32  Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0

Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.



References[change | change source]

  1. "Top Scorers - World Cup - Football". BBC Sport.
  2. https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/mencompovw/51/99/03/133485-factsheet-fifahostcountriesoverview1930-2022.pdf
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  5. geographer, Matt Rosenberg Matt Rosenberg is a professional; book, writer with over 20 years of experience He is the author of both a geography reference; contests, a guide to winning National Geography Bee. "22 World Cup Host Countries from 1930 to 2026". ThoughtCo.
  6. FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-14. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  7. "Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: Was the 7-1 semi-final defeat the". The Independent. 9 July 2014.
  8. "FIFA World Cup – Prize Money". www.tsmplug.com.
  9. Khatri, Binayak (14 July 2014). "FIFA World Cup 2014: How Prize Money Will be Distributed Among Champions Germany and the Rest". International Business Times, India Edition.
  10. http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news-analysis/9161-world-cup-winners-germany-bag-35-million-in-prize-money
  11. "adidas Golden Boot". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.

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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