2014 FIFA World Cup
Copa do Mundo da FIFA
Brasil 2014

Tournament logo
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates12 June–13 July
Teams32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored170 (2.7 per match)
Attendance3,355,135 (53,256 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Colombia James Rodríguez
(6 goals)
Best playerFlag of Argentina Lionel Messi
2010
2018

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national football teams. It will be taking place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Spain is the defending champion after defeating the Netherlands 0-1 after extra time in Johannesburg, South Africa.


List of qualified teams

The following 32 teams, shown with October 2013 rankings used for seeding in the draw, qualified for the final tournament.

AFC (4)
CAF (5)

CONCACAF (4)
CONMEBOL (6)

UEFA (13)


Squads

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup squads

As with the 2010 tournament, each team's squad will consist of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Each participating national association has to confirm their final 23-player squad no later than 10 days before the start of the tournament.

Venues

Twelve stadiums are used, each in a different city.

The venues
Belo Horizonte Recife São Paulo
Estádio Mineirão
Capacity: 62,547
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Arena Pernambuco
Capacity: 44,248
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Arena Corinthians
Capacity: 68,000
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Manaus Brasília Rio de Janeiro
Arena Amazônia
Capacity: 42,374
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Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Capacity: 68,009
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Estadio do Maracãna
Capacity: 76,804
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Porto Alegre Natal Fortaleza
Estádio Beira-Rio
Capacity: 51,300
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Arena das Dunas
Capacity: 42,086
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Estádio Castelão
Capacity: 64,846
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Salvador Cuiabá Curitiba
Arena Fonte Nova
Capacity: 52,048
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Arena Pantanal
Capacity: 43,500
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Arena da Baixada
Capacity: 43,981
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Matches

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the Round of 16

Group A

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
 Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
12 June 2014
Brazil  3–1  Croatia Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
13 June 2014
Mexico  1–0  Cameroon Arena das Dunas, Natal
17 June 2014
Brazil  0–0  Mexico Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
18 June 2014
Cameroon  0–4  Croatia Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
23 June 2014
Cameroon  1–4  Brazil Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Croatia  1–3  Mexico Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Group B

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
 Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
13 June 2014
Spain  1–5  Netherlands Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Chile  3–1  Australia Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
18 June 2014
Australia  2–3  Netherlands Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Spain  0–2  Chile Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
23 June 2014
Australia  0–3  Spain Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Netherlands  2–0  Chile Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo

Group C

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Colombia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Greece 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
 Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
14 June 2014
Colombia  3–0  Greece Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Ivory Coast  2–1  Japan Arena Pernambuco, Recife
19 June 2014
Colombia  2–1  Ivory Coast Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Japan  0–0  Greece Arena das Dunas, Natal
24 June 2014
Japan  1–4  Colombia Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Greece  2–1  Ivory Coast Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza

Group D

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group D
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 England 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
14 June 2014
Uruguay  1–3  Costa Rica Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
England  1–2  Italy Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
19 June 2014
Uruguay  2–1  England Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
20 June 2014
Italy  0–1  Costa Rica Arena Pernambuco, Recife
24 June 2014
Italy  0–1  Uruguay Arena das Dunas, Natal
Costa Rica  0–0  England Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

Group E

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group E
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 France 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Switzerland 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
15 June 2014
Switzerland  2–1  Ecuador Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
France  3–0  Honduras Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
20 June 2014
Switzerland  2–5  France Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Honduras  1–2  Ecuador Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
25 June 2014
Honduras  0–3  Switzerland Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Ecuador  0–0  France Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

Group F

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
15 June 2014
Argentina  2–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
16 June 2014
Iran  0–0  Nigeria Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
21 June 2014
Argentina  1–0  Iran Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Nigeria  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
25 June 2014
Nigeria  2–3  Argentina Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–1  Iran Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Group G

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout phase
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 4
 Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
16 June 2014
Germany  4–0  Portugal Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Ghana  1–2  United States Arena das Dunas, Natal
21 June 2014
Germany  2–2  Ghana Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
22 June 2014
United States  2–2  Portugal Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
26 June 2014
United States  0–1  Germany Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Portugal  2–1  Ghana Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

Group H

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group H
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
17 June 2014
Belgium  2–1  Algeria Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Russia  1–1  South Korea Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
22 June 2014
Belgium  1–0  Russia Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
South Korea  2–4  Algeria Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
26 June 2014
South Korea  0–1  Belgium Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Algeria  1–1  Russia Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

Knockout stage

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
Winner A v Runner-up B            
  Brazil  1 (3)
  Chile  1 (2)  
  Brazil   2
Winner C v Runner-up D
    Colombia   1  
  Colombia  2
  Uruguay  0  
   Brazil   1
Winner E v Runner-up F
     Germany   7  
  France  2
  Nigeria  0  
  France   0
Winner G v Runner-up H
    Germany   1  
  Germany  2
  Algeria  1  
   Germany   1
Winner B v Runner-up A
     Argentina  0
  Netherlands  2
  Mexico  1  
  Netherlands   0 (4)
Winner D v Runner-up C
    Costa Rica   0 (3)  
  Costa Rica  1 (5)
  Greece  1 (3)  
   Netherlands   0 (2)
Winner F v Runner-up E
     Argentina  0 (4)   Third place
  Argentina  1
  Switzerland  0  
  Argentina   1    Brazil   0
Winner H v Runner-up G
    Belgium   0      Netherlands   3
  Belgium  2
  United States  1  

Scores after extra time are indicated by (aet), and penalty shoot-outs are indicated by (pen.).

Round of 16

For the first time since the introduction of a round of 16 after the group stage in 1986, all the group winners advanced into the quarter-finals. They included four teams from UEFA, three from CONMEBOL, and one from CONCACAF. Of the eight matches, five required extra-time, and two of these required penalty shoot-outs; this was the first time penalty shoot-outs happened in more than one game in a round of 16. The goal average per game in the round of 16 was 2.25, a drop of 0.58 goals per game from the group stage. The eight teams to win in the round of 16 included four former champions (Brazil, Germany, Argentina and France), a three-time runner-up (Netherlands), and two first-time quarter-finalists (Colombia and Costa Rica). Belgium reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986.

All times listed below are at local time (UTC−3)

28 June 2014
13:00
Brazil  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Chile Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 57,714
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
David Luiz Goal 18' Report Sánchez Goal 32'
  Penalties  
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Willian Missed
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Hulk Missed
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3–2 Missed Pinilla
Missed Sánchez
Soccerball shad check.png Aránguiz
Soccerball shad check.png Díaz
Missed Jara

28 June 2014
17:00
Colombia  2–0  Uruguay Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 73,804
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Rodríguez Goal 28'50' Report

29 June 2014
13:00
Netherlands  2–1  Mexico Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 58,817
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
Sneijder Goal 88'
Huntelaar Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report Dos Santos Goal 48'

29 June 2014
17:00
Costa Rica  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Greece Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Attendance: 41,242
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
Ruiz Goal 52' Report Papastathopoulos Goal 90+1'
  Penalties  
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5–3 Soccerball shad check.png Mitroglou
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Missed Gekas

30 June 2014
13:00
France  2–0  Nigeria Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 67,882
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Pogba Goal 79'
Yobo Goal 90+2' (o.g.)
Report

30 June 2014
17:00
Germany  2–1
(a.e.t.)
 Algeria Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Attendance: 43,063
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Schürrle Goal 92'
Özil Goal 120'
Report Djabou Goal 120+1'

1 July 2014
13:00
Argentina  1–0
(a.e.t.)
 Switzerland Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Attendance: 63,255
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Di María Goal 118' Report

1 July 2014
17:00
Belgium  2–1
(a.e.t.)
 United States Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 51,227
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
De Bruyne Goal 93'
Lukaku Goal 105'
Report Green Goal 107'

Quarter-finals

With a 1–0 victory over France, Germany set a World Cup record with four consecutive semi-final appearances. Brazil beat Colombia 2–1, but Brazil's Neymar was injured and missed the rest of the competition. Argentina reached the final four for the first time since 1990 after a 1–0 win over Belgium. The Netherlands reached the semi-finals for the second consecutive tournament, after overcoming Costa Rica in a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw at the end of extra time.

4 July 2014
13:00
France  0–1  Germany Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 74,240
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report Hummels Goal 13'

4 July 2014
17:00
Brazil  2–1  Colombia Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 60,342
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Thiago Silva Goal 7'
David Luiz Goal 69'
Report Rodríguez Goal 80' (pen.)

5 July 2014
13:00
Argentina  1–0  Belgium Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 68,551
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Higuaín Goal 8' Report

5 July 2014
17:00
Netherlands  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Costa Rica Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 51,179
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report
  Penalties  
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Sneijder Soccerball shad check.png
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4–3 Soccerball shad check.png Borges
Missed Ruiz
Soccerball shad check.png González
Soccerball shad check.png Bolaños
Missed Umaña

Semi-finals

Germany qualified for the final for the eighth time with a 7–1 win over Brazil – the biggest defeat in Brazilian history since 1920. Miroslav Klose's goal in this match was his 16th throughout all World Cups, breaking the record he had previously shared with Ronaldo. Klose set another record by becoming the first player to appear in four World Cup semi-finals. Argentina reached their first final since 1990, and the fifth overall after overcoming the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw at the end of extra time.

Main article: Brazil v Germany (2014 FIFA World Cup)
8 July 2014
17:00
Brazil  1–7  Germany Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 58,141
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Oscar Goal 90' Report Müller Goal 11'
Klose Goal 23'
Kroos Goal 24'26'
Khedira Goal 29'
Schürrle Goal 69'79'

9 July 2014
17:00
Netherlands  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Argentina Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Attendance: 63,267
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report
  Penalties  
Vlaar Missed
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Sneijder Missed
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2–4 Soccerball shad check.png Messi
Soccerball shad check.png Garay
Soccerball shad check.png Agüero
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Third place play-off

The Netherlands defeated Brazil 3–0 to secure third place, the first for the Dutch team in their history. Overall, Brazil conceded 14 goals in the tournament; this was the most by a team at any single World Cup since 1986, and the most by a host nation in history, although their fourth-place finish still represented Brazil's best result in a World Cup since their last win in 2002.

12 July 2014
17:00
Brazil  0–3  Netherlands Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 68,034
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Report Van Persie Goal 3' (pen.)
Blind Goal 17'
Wijnaldum Goal 90+1'

Final

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

The final featured Germany against Argentina for a record third time after 1986 and 1990.

13 July 2014
16:00
Germany  1–0
(a.e.t.)
 Argentina Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 74,738
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Götze Goal 113' Report

This marked the first time that teams from the same continent had won three consecutive World Cups (following Italy in 2006 and Spain in 2010). It was also the first time that a European nation had won the World Cup in the Americas. On aggregate Europe now has 11 victories, compared to South America's 9 victories.

Statistics

Goalscorers

As of 27 June 2014.
Players rendered in bold are still active in the competition.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals


Discipline

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup disciplinary record

External links

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