The 2014 World Cup is quickly coming to a close, and for soccer (or football) fans all over the world, that means one thing: the World Cup Final. The biggest match of the year will take place on July 13th at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and whether you’re watching from home or cheering in the stands, here’s how to make sure you have the best experience possible.
If you want to see the match in person, tickets are still available, but they’re going fast! You can buy them through FIFA.com or one of the authorized ticket resellers. Prices start at around
TV and Streaming Options
In the US, Fox Sports will be broadcasting the World Cup Final live on TV. The game will also be streamed online through their website, FoxSportsGo.com. If you’re not in the US, check your local listings for TV coverage in your country. Many countries will be broadcasting the game for free on public television. For those of you who won’t be near a TV or computer, fear not—you can still catch all the action on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the Fox Sports Go app and you’re good to go.
So who’s going to win? That’s a tough question, but we asked some of our writers here at Goal to make their predictions. Check out what they had to say below.
Jesse Marsch, New York Red Bulls head coach: “I think Germany is going to win. I think they have the best team in the world, and I think they’re going to be difficult to beat.”
Brian Dunseth, former MLS player and current broadcaster: “I’m going with Brazil. Neymar is back, and I think they have the home-field advantage. They’re going to be tough to beat.”
Kasey Keller, former US Men’s National Team goalkeeper: “I think it’s going to be a
The Bottom Line
No matter who you’re rooting for, the World Cup Final is sure to be an exciting match. Make sure you have your TV or streaming set-up ready to go and enjoy the game. And if you can’t watch, be sure to follow along on Twitter—it’s sure to be a wild ride.
Did you know?
World Cup Final Fun Fact
The first World Cup Final was played in 1930, and the winners were Uruguay. They beat Argentina 4-2 in a match that was held in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay is the only country to have won the World Cup twice. They also won in 1950.
What to Expect
If you’re planning on watching the World Cup Final, you can expect an exciting match. The game will be played at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will be broadcast live on TV and
Key Players to Watch
In the World Cup Final, there will be many key players to watch. For Brazil, Neymar will be a player to keep an eye on. He’s coming back from an ankle injury, and he’s determined to lead Brazil to victory. For Germany, Thomas Muller is one player to watch. He’s already scored 10 goals in this year’s World Cup, and he’s looking to add another trophy to his collection.
How to Watch
If you’re in the US, you can watch the World Cup Final on TV or stream it online. Fox Sports will be broadcasting the game, and it will also be streamed online through their website. If you’re not in the US, check your local listings for TV coverage in your country. Many countries will be broadcasting the game for free on public television. For those of you who won’t be near a TV or computer, fear not—you can still catch all the action on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the Fox Sports Go app and you’re good to go.
When to Watch
The World Cup Final will be played on Sunday, July 15 at 3 pm ET (12 pm PT, 8 pm BST, 9 pm CET). That’s 4 am on Monday in Sydney, Australia. So set your alarms and clear your schedules—this is one game you won’t want to miss.
The World Cup Final is sure to be an exciting match. Tune in on Sunday, July 15 at