FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Overview (Summary)
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Summary
FIFA World Cup is the Biggest Tournament in the World hosted every four years. Overview of this tournament are given here.
Football Association : FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association (English: International Federation of Association Football) )
Official Website: www.fifa.com
Tournament No.: 20th FIFA World Cup Tournament.
Host Country: Brazil (2nd time hosted, first Hosted: 1950)
Officially elected as host: 30 October 2007
Duration of the Tournament: 12 June, 2014 – 13 July, 2014 (1 Month)
Venue(s): 12 Venues (in 12 host cities)
Total Teams: 32 Teams participating the tournament.
Total Matches will be played: 64 Matches.
Brazil – 5 times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Argentina- 2 Times (1978, 1986)
England- 1 Time (1966)
France- 1 Time (1998)
Germany- 3 Times (1954, 1974, 1990)
Italy- 4 Times (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
Spain- 1 Time (2010)
Uruguay- 2 Times ( 1930, 1950).
Last Champions: Spain.
Players in team's squad: 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers)
Referees: 25 referee trios and eight support duos representing 43 different countries.
The total prize money: US$576 million
Preparation costs for Each Team: US$1.5 million.
Once at the tournament, the prize money will be distributed as follows:
US$8 million – To each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)
US$9 million – To each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
US$14 million – To each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
US$20 million – Fourth placed team
US$22 million – Third placed team
US$25 million – Runner up
US$35 million – Winner
Golden Ball- For Best Player ( On basis of votes)
Golden Boot – Top Goal Scorer.
Golden Glove – Best Goalkeeper.
Best Young Player - Selected by the FIFA Technical Study Group.
FIFA Fair Play Trophy- For the team with the best record of fair play.
Most Entertaining Team - Determined by a poll of the general public
FIFA Official Ball
Name: Adidas Brazuca ( Selected on Sunday 2 September 2012, with over one million Brazilian football fans voting where 77.8% vote for this name )
Meaning of the name: "National pride in the Brazilian way of life", and "mirroring their approach to football, it symbolises emotion, pride and goodwill to all".
Production: The ball is produced in Sialkot, Pakistan by Forward Sports and in China.
Developing Time: 2 Years
Materials: 100% polyurethane
Size: 27 - 27.4" (FIFA Approved)
Weight: 437 grams
Follow this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adidas_Brazuca link to check more.
Final Match: 13 July 2014, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
New in Final Match: Will be Used a Technology Called Goal-line Technology. An Electronic device to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line.
Top 5 Teams:
Top 5 Players:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
3. Neymar (Brazil)
4. Andres Iniesta (Spain)
5. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Top 5 Matches (1st Round):
1. Brazil v Croatia (6/12):
2. Germany v USA (6/28):
3. Uruguay v England (6/19):
4. USA vs Ghana (6/16)
5. Spain v Netherlands (6/13)
The Mascot: Fuleco (An Armadillo Animal) the part 'Ful' comes from Futebol (Football) and 'eco' comes Ecologia (Ecology) . Fuleco is seen as a cheerful and appealing personality.
Logo Name: Inspiration
Logo Representation: 3 hands holding the World Cup celebrating the unity the World Cup will bring to the world
Slogan: "All in One Rhythm".
Represents: Brazilian culture where rhythm is everywhere.
Total Groups: 8 groups( A, B, C, D, E.....)
Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States
Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea