The Football World Cup is the most important sporting event in the world, which takes place every four years. It has been celebrated since 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, due to the Second World War. The country that wins gets to keep a trophy called FIFA World Cup Trophy until the next edition when it will be passed on to the winners.
Venues for the 2014 world cup
There are 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this world cup out of 32 team’s selected 8 stadiums are already finalised while the remaining 20 teams’ 2 stadiums each will be decided by voting between government and local government or by other means according to FIFA regulations.
In all 12 stadia visitor safety management systems, parking management systems, CCTV coverage, monitoring and surveillance systems have been deployed from companies like NISSHO security systems, Kaba Gilgen AG and Axis Communications.
For the 2014 world cup, all the stadiums are under construction however four of them will be ready before one month of the world cup (6 months also can be completed) starting i.e on 1st December 2013. All the game venues will be air-conditioned which means matches will not get disrupted due to weather conditions like the 2013 world cup held in Brazil. Here is a list of Stadiums for this 2014 World Cup:
Groups for 2014 world cup
There are 8 groups of four teams each. There will be a round-robin format in all the Groups and the top two teams from each group will qualify for knockouts stages which is the 32nd edition of the FIFA world cup starting on 12th June 2014 (Brazil time). Here is a list of groups:
Group A Group B Group C Group D Brazil Croatia Mexico Cameroon Chile Spain Netherlands Australia Honduras Ecuador Bosnia & Herzegovina Iran Nigeria Algeria Belgium USA Korea Republic Russia Ghana Japan Group E Group F Group G Group H Colombia Greece Ivory Coast Uruguay Costa Rica England Japan Italy Côte d’Ivoire Switzerland Ecuador France Honduras Argentina Bosnia & Herzegovina Germany Iran Belgium Ghana Portugal Nigeria
Football A team sports
As we are talking about the Fifa 2014 world cup which is all about Football let’s see about Football briefly. Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. Unqualified, football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears: association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These variations of football share certain common elements, including the following: Two teams of usually between 11 and 18 players; some variations that have fewer players (five or more per team) also exist. A field of play, with a goal at each end. Players attempting to advance the ball into the opposing goal by kicking, carrying, or hand-passing the ball; methods of moving the ball include running with it, in which an individual player advances while holding it or bouncing it on the ground, passing or kicking it either to another player on his team or toward a rival piece defended by an opposing player.