Brazil and the 2014 World Cup

Welcome to the guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the host country Brazil.

This site, World Cup: The Guide, was aimed to help fans to quickly and easily discover where they needed to travel to in Brazil and how to best enjoy the FIFA World Cup in 2014. It also explained – in partnership with its sister site, Brazil the Guide – how fans should plan and what they should see and do while they were in the country. No fuss, no puff, just what people actually needed to know to visit Brazil at the time of the World Cup, be it that they were in the region at the time on business or leisure. The pleasure – in Brazil – is always a given. Over 150,000 fans visited this site during the tournament.

With the end of the tournament – won by Germany on 13 July 2014 – this site now becomes a record and the story of the 2014 World Cup, a tournament that is being viewed as the greatest World Cup ever. Make sure you check “Latest News” to see how the tournament developed and how the 2018 FIFA World Cup is developing.

russia_2018_fifa_patternThis site may become a guide to the 21st FIFA World Cup that will be staged in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. Prior to that Russia will host the Confederations Cup from 17 June to 2 July 2017.


Here is how the BBC in Britain summed up the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil:

2014fwc_op_reg_4c_s.inddBrazil, a country synonymous with the brilliance of its football team, hosted the FIFA World Cup  from 12 June to 13 July 2014, when in the final Germany beat Argentina to win its fourth title. In 2016 the country will host the Olympic (5-21 August) and Paralympic games (7-18 September) in Rio de Janeiro, although the Olympic football tournament will also be played in the World Cup stadiums in Brasilia, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Salvador and will kick off on 3 August.

For more details about the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games CLICK HERE


If you would like to own a Kindle text only version of the original pre-tournament World Cup: The Guide, you can buy one at Amazon in the UK. For a link to other Amazon stores around the world CLICK HERE

WC guide 2014 Cover


The 32 teams to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup are:

  1. Algeria – Knocked out in the round of 16
  2. Argentina – Finalist – Runner-up
  3. Australia – Knocked out at the group stage
  4. Belgium – Quarter finalist
  5. Bosnia-Herzegovina – Knocked out at the group stage
  6. Brazil – Semi finalist- 4th place
  7. Cameroon – Knocked out at the group stage
  8. Chile – Knocked out in the round of 16
  9. ColombiaQuarter finalist
  10. Costa Rica – Quarter finalist
  11. Croatia – Knocked out at the group stage
  12. Ecuador – Knocked out at the group stage
  13. England – Knocked out at the group stage
  14. France Quarter finalist
  15. Germany – Finalist – 2014 World Champions
  16. Ghana – Knocked out at the group stage
  17. Greece – Knocked out in the round of 16
  18. Honduras – Knocked out at the group stage
  19. Iran – Knocked out at the group stage
  20. Italy – Knocked out at the group stage
  21. Ivory Coast – Knocked out at the group stage
  22. Japan – Knocked out at the group stage
  23. Mexico – Knocked out in the round of 16
  24. Netherlands – Semi-finalist – 3rd place
  25. Nigeria – Knocked out in the round of 16
  26. Portugal – Knocked out at the group stage
  27. Russia – Knocked out at the group stage
  28. South Korea – Knocked out at the group stage
  29. Spain – Knocked out at the group stage
  30. Switzerland – Knocked out in the round of 16
  31. USA – Knocked out in the round of 16
  32. Uruguay – Knocked out in the round of 16

Congrats Germany

Group A
Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group B
Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Group C
Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
Group D
Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
Group E
Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Group F
Argentina, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Group G
Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA
Group H
Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea

The official sites for the FIFA World Cup are:

Fuleco – the 2014 Mascot

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