The World Cup soccer final is around the corner, and millions of soccer fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to tune in to watch how it plays out. Come June 12th, 32 of the best teams from as many nations will compete for the coveted World Cup and will have most of the top players sweating it out in the stadiums of Brazil.
This year’s tournament features 4 teams from Asia and Australia (AFC), 5 teams from Africa (CAF), 4 teams from North and Central America (CONCACAF), 6 teams from South America (CONMEBOL) and 13 teams from Europe (UEFA). The teams are divided into 8 groups of 4 teams in each group.
- Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon
- Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile and Australia
- Group C: Columbia, Greece, Cote d’Ivoire and Japan
- Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England and Italy
- Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France and Honduras
- Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria
- Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana and USA
- Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea
Of the 32 teams that have qualified, 8 are previous World Cup winners. There is only one country making their World Cup debut this time around: Bosnia and Herzegovina. This new Balkan nation from East Europe won its place in the qualifiers’ list by winning the UEFA Zone Group ‘G’.
The 2014 World Cup will commence with a match between Brazil, the host country, and Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo on June 12th. The matches of this World Cup will be played in 12 different cities, more than in any other previous World Cup tournament. Maracana Stadium, where the final match will be held, is one of the largest stadiums in the world and has a capacity of 89,000.
The most anticipated match – the World Cup soccer final – will be played on July 13, 2014. On this day, soccer fans from around the world will gather at what should be the most-watched sporting event on the globe. Hoping to experience some of the excitement and atmosphere of the final match, soccer fans will gather at pubs, local hangouts, their homes and in the streets to watch this epic match play out.
The last World Cup was watched by 3.2 billion people from all over the world. The 2014 World Cup will undoubtedly be watched by many more people than that. Will you be watching the 2014 World Cup soccer final?
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