Thousands of football fans are expected to land in Brazil to enjoy the FIFA World Club 2014. The tournament is going to begin from 12th June, 2014 and will go on for a month. English fans too are expected to board flights to Brazil in droves to cheer for their team.

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The biggest spectacle on the face of the earth is back and this time it’s drenched in the Latin American flair. FIFA World Club 2014 is kicking off from 12th June, 2014 in Brazil, and rest assured, the country is going to explode in a kind of ecstasy never seen in the sporting history. 32 of the world’s best will compete for the trophy that is perhaps the most prestigious of all sporting awards. People from all corners of the world are expected to book tickets, board flights and come here to enjoy the riveting action that is going to unfold at several of Brazil’s stadiums located in different cities.

Host Cities

Matches will be played all over the country, and will cover all the main regions of Brazil. The venues are also Brazil’s popular tourist spots. This will allow people to enjoy various other attractions of the nation after they have boarded flights and landed in the country to enjoy some thrilling on-field action.

Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo are the host cities where the action will take place.

Among these all cities, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília are the ones that are most popular with regular tourists who purchase tickets and board flights to Brazil.

•    Brasília is truly a revelation for people who are not too well versed with Brazil. It is a newly-built city that holds the seats of Executive and Legislative Power as well as the headquarters of the Supreme Federal Court. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia and the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge are among the attractions that are sure to appeal to travellers who have hopes of exploring more than just football after booking air tickets to the country.

•    Rio de Janeiro is easily the most well-known Brazilian city. Its natural beauty is inimitable but even more incredible is its contagious joie de vivre that has made it such a darling of tourists who purchase tickets on flights to get here. The world-famous Carnival takes place here. This is the event that gathers hundred thousands of locals and foreigners. The Sugarloaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer are the two iconic attractions of the city.

•    Sao Paulo is the largest Brazilian city and is the biggest business hub of the country. It is also a thriving cultural centre that’s well famed for its incredible restaurants and shopping malls. The metropolitan area of Sao Paulo holds the two busiest airports in South America.

Players to look out for (One from each country)

Countries Key Players Countries Key Players
Brazil Neymar Spain Sergio Busquets
Croatia Darijo Srna Netherland Arjen Robben
Mexico Javier Hernández Chile Alexis Sánchez
Cameroon Samuel Eto’o Australia Tim Cahill
Countries Key Players Countries Key Players
Colombia Radamel Falcao Uruguay Edinson Cavani
Greece Giorgos Karagounis Costa Rica Bryan Ruiz
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba England Wayne Rooney
Japan Endo Yasuhito Italy Mario Balotelli
Countries Key Players Countries Key Players
Switzerland Gokhan Inler Argentina Lionel Messi
Ecuador Antonio Valencia Bosnia Herzegovina Miralem Pjanic
France Franck Ribéry Iran Javad Nekounam
Honduras Roger Espinoza Nigeria John Obi Mikel
Countries Key Players Countries Key Players
Germany Mesut Özil Belgium Vincent Kompany
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Algeria Saphir Sliti Taider
Ghana Asamoah Gyan Russia Alan Dzagoev
United States Clint Dempsey Republic of Korea Sung Yong Ki

England at the 2014 World Cup
English fans, surely, will love to follow and support their national team in its bid to conquer the football world. England is in Group D and will play its 2014 World Cup in Manaus against Italy on Saturday, 14 June. It will then play Uruguay in São Paulo on Thursday, 19 June and Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday 24 June. Further fixtures will be decided by the team’s performance in these matches.

Groups and Schedule of Matches
Take a look at the detailed schedule of the matches being played as well as find information regarding classification of various countries in different groups.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Brazil Spain Colombia Uruguay
Croatia Netherland Greece Costa Rica
Mexico Chile Côte d’Ivoire England
Cameroon Australia Japan Italy
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Switzerland Argentina Germany Belgium
Ecuador Bosnia Heregovina Portugal Algeria
France Iran Ghana Russia
Honduras Nigeria USA Korea Republic

Fixtures

(All kick-off times are British Summer Time)

Group A
Date Country Venue Kickoff
12-Jun-14 Brazil v Croatia Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 21:00 (ITV)
13-Jun-14 Mexico v Cameroon Arena das Dunas, Natal 17:00 (ITV)
17-Jun-14 Brazil v Mexico Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 20:00 (BBC)
18-Jun-14 Cameroon v Croatia Arena Amazonia, Manaus 23:00 (ITV)
23-Jun-14 Cameroon v Brazil Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 21:00 (ITV)
23-Jun-14 Croatia v Mexico Arena Pernambuco, Recife 21:00 (ITV)
Group B
Date Country Venue Kickoff
13-Jun-14 Spain v Netherlands Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 20:00 (BBC)
13-Jun-14 Chile v Australia Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba 23:00 (ITV)
18-Jun-14 Spain v Chile Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro 20:00 (BBC)
18-Jun-14 Australia v Netherlands Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre 17:00 (ITV)
23-Jun-14 Australia v Spain Arena da Baixada, Curitiba 17:00 (ITV)
23-Jun-14 Netherlands v Chile Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 17:00 (ITV)
Group C
Date Country Venue Kickoff
14-Jun-14 Colombia v Greece Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte 17:00 (BBC)
15-Jun-14 Ivory Coast v Japan Arena Pernambuco, Recife 02:00 (ITV)
19-Jun-14 Colombia v Ivory Coast Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 17:00 (BBC)
19-Jun-14 Japan v Greece Arena das Dunas, Natal 23:00 (BBC)
24-Jun-14 Japan v Colombia Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba 21:00 (BBC)
24-Jun-14 Greece v Ivory Coast Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 21:00 (BBC)
Group D
Date Country Venue Kickoff
14-Jun-14 Uruguay v Costa Rica Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 20:00 (ITV)
14-Jun-14 England v Italy Arena Amazonia, Manaus 23:00 (BBC)
19-Jun-14 Uruguay v England Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 20:00 (ITV)
20-Jun-14 Italy v Costa Rica Arena Pernambuco, Recife 17:00 (BBC)
24-Jun-14 Italy v Uruguay Arena das Dunas, Natal 17:00 (ITV)
24-Jun-14 Costa Rica v England Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte 17:00 (ITV)
Group E
Date Country Venue Kickoff
15-Jun-14 Switzerland v Ecuador Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 17:00 (ITV)
15-Jun-14 France v Honduras Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre 20:00 (BBC)
20-Jun-14 Switzerland v France Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 20:00 (ITV)
20-Jun-14 Honduras v Ecuador Arena da Baixada, Curitiba 23:00 (ITV)
25-Jun-14 Honduras v Switzerland Arena Amazonia, Manaus 21:00 (BBC)
25-Jun-14 Ecuador v France Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro 21:00 (BBC)
Group F
Date Country Venue Kickoff
15-Jun-14 Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro 23:00 (BBC)
16-Jun-14 Iran v Nigeria Arena da Baixada, Curitiba 20:00 (BBC)
21-Jun-14 Argentina v Iran Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte 17:00 (ITV)
21-Jun-14 Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba 23:00 (BBC)
25-Jun-14 Nigeria v Argentina Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre 17:00 (ITV)
25-Jun-14 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 17:00 (ITV)
Group G
Date Country Venue Kick off
16-Jun-14 Germany v Portugal Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 17:00 (ITV)
16-Jun-14 Ghana v United States Arena das Dunas, Natal 23:00 (BBC)
21-Jun-14 Germany v Ghana Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 20:00 (BBC)
22-Jun-14 United States v Portugal Arena Amazonia, Manaus 23:00 (BBC)
26-Jun-14 United States v Germany Arena Pernambuco, Recife 17:00 (BBC)
26-Jun-14 Portugal v Ghana Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 17:00 (BBC)
Group H
Date Country Venue Kickoff
17-Jun-14 Belgium v Algeria Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte 17:00 (ITV)
17-Jun-14 Russia v South Korea Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba 23:00 (BBC)
22-Jun-14 Belgium v Russia Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro 17:00 (BBC)
22-Jun-14 South Korea v Algeria Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre 20:00 (ITV)
26-Jun-14 South Korea v Belgium Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 21:00 (ITV)
26-Jun-14 Algeria v Russia Arena da Baixada, Curitiba 21:00 (ITV)

Second Round Matches

28-Jun-14 28-Jun-14
Second-Round 1 Second-Round 2
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
17:00 21:00
29-Jun-14 29-Jun-14
Second-Round 3 Second-Round 4
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza Arena Pernambuco, Recife
17:00 21:00
30-Jun-14 30-Jun-14
Second-Round 5 Second-Round 6
Winner Group E v Runner-up Group F Winner Group G v Runner-up Group H
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
17:00 21:00
1-Jul-14 1-Jul-14
Second-Round 7 Second-Round 8
Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E Winner Group H v Runner-up Group G
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
17:00 21:00

Quarter – Final Matches

4-Jul-14 4-Jul-14
Quarter-Final 1 Quarter-Final 2
Winner Second-round 1 v Winner Second-round 2 Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
21:00 17:00
5-Jul-14 5-Jul-14
Quarter-Final 3 Quarter-Final 4
Winner Second-round 3 v Winner Second-round 4 Winner Second-round 7 v Winner Second-round 8
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
21:00 17:00

Semi – Final Matches

8-Jul-14 9-Jul-14
Semi-Final 1 Semi-Final 2
Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
21:00 21:00

Third – Place Match

12-Jul-14
Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
21:00

Fifa World Cup Final Match

13-Jul-14
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
21:00

 

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