2014 FIFA World Cup schedule

2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule and Results

At an estimated cost of a whopping USD 14 billion, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was by far the most expensive World Cup tournament ever. 32 national teams gathered all across Brazil will be vying for the most important prize in soccer. The complete fixtures and results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup follow here, a tournament that Germany eventually went on to win.
GERMANY - 2014 FIFA World Champions
Once every four years, the most coveted trophy in football is up for grabs―the FIFA World Cup. 2014 is the 20th edition of this tournament, with the South American country of Brazil playing host. The FIFA World Cup 2014 schedule spans a whole month of top quality soccer, with the world's best fighting it out for the cup. 12 cities all across this vast nation will be the venues for the 64 games that will be held from June 12 to July 13. The teams are split into 8 groups of 4 each for the group-stage matches, with the top 2 in each group advancing to the pre quarter-finals, which will be a knockout format from there on.


INDEX

Knockout Fixtures
Knockout Results
Venues

Details of the earlier matches and results that took place in the league games...

Group Stage Fixtures
Group Standings

Knockout Fixtures
FIXTURESTEAMS
Match 49 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 28 (Belo Horizonte)Brazil 1 - 1 (3 - 2 pen) Chile
Match 50 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 28 (Rio de Janeiro)Colombia 2 - 0 Uruguay
Match 51 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 29 (Fortaleza)Netherlands 2 - 1 Mexico
Match 52 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 29 (Recife)Costa Rica 1 - 1 (5 - 3 pen) Greece
Match 53 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 30 (Brasília)France 2 - 0 Nigeria
Match 54 (Pre Quarter-finals): June 30 (Porto Alegre)Germany 2 - 1 Algeria
Match 55 (Pre Quarter-finals): July 1 (São Paulo)Argentina 1 - 0 Switzerland
Match 56 (Pre Quarter-finals): July 1 (Salvador)United States 1 - 2 Belgium
Match 57 (Quarter-finals): July 4 (Fortaleza)Brazil 2 - 1 Colombia
Match 58 (Quarter-finals): July 4 (Rio de Janeiro)Germany 1 - 0 France
Match 59 (Quarter-finals): July 5 (Salvador)Netherlands 0 - 0 (4 - 3 pen.) Costa Rica
Match 60 (Quarter-finals): July 5 (Brasília)Argentina 1 - 0 Belgium
Match 61 (Semi-finals): July 8 (Belo Horizonte)Germany 7 - 1 Brazil
Match 62 (Semi-finals): July 9 (São Paulo)Argentina 0 - 0 (4 - 2 pen) Netherlands
Match 63 (Third Place): July 12 (Brasília)Brazil 0 - 3 Netherlands
Match 64 (Finals): July 13 (Rio de Janeiro)Germany 1 - 0 Argentina
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Knockout Results
Pre Quarter-finalsQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinalWinner
BrazilBrazilBrazilGermanyG
E
R
M
A
N
Y
Chile
ColombiaColombia
Uruguay
FranceFranceGermany
Nigeria
GermanyGermany
Algeria
NetherlandsNetherlandsNetherlandsArgentina
Mexico
Costa RicaCosta Rica
Greece
ArgentinaArgentinaArgentina
Switzerland
United StatesBelgium
Belgium


Venues
VENUESTADIUMMATCHES
Rio de JaneiroEstádio do Maracanã (77,000 capacity)7 games
BrasíliaEstádio Nacional Mané Garrincha (70,000 capacity)7 games
São PauloArena Corinthians (68,000 capacity)6 games
FortalezaEstádio Castelão (65,000 capacity)6 games
Belo HorizonteEstádio Mineirão (62,500 capacity)6 games
SalvadorArena Fonte Nova (56,000 capacity)6 games
Porto AlegreEstádio Beira-Rio (51,000 capacity)5 games
RecifeArena Pernambuco (46,000 capacity)5 games
CuritibaArena da Baixada (44,000 capacity)4 games
CuiabáArena Pantanal (43,000 capacity)4 games
ManausArena Amazônia (42,500 capacity)4 games
NatalArena das Dunas (42,500 capacity)4 games


Group Stage Fixtures
FIXTURESTEAMS
Match 1: June 12 (São Paulo)Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia
Match 2: June 13 (Natal)Mexico 1 - 0 Cameroon
Match 3: June 13 (Salvador)Spain 1 - 5 Netherlands
Match 4: June 13 (Cuiabá)Australia 1 - 3 Chile
Match 5: June 14 (Belo Horizonte)Greece 0 - 3 Colombia
Match 6: June 14 (Recife)Japan 1 - 2 Ivory Coast
Match 7: June 14 (Fortaleza)Uruguay 1 - 3 Costa Rica
Match 8: June 14 (Manaus)Italy 2 - 1 England
Match 9: June 15 (Brasília)Ecuador 1 - 2 Switzerland
Match 10: June 15 (Porto Alegre)France 3 - 0 Honduras
Match 11: June 15 (Rio de Janeiro)Argentina 2 - 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Match 12: June 16 (Curitiba)Iran 0 - 0 Nigeria
Match 13: June 16 (Salvador)Germany 4 - 0 Portugal
Match 14: June 16 (Natal)United States 2 - 1 Ghana
Match 15: June 17 (Belo Horizonte)Belgium 2 - 1 Algeria
Match 16: June 17 (Cuiabá)Russia 1 - 1 South Korea
Match 17: June 17 (Fortaleza)Brazil 0 - 0 Mexico
Match 18: June 17 (Manaus)Croatia 4 - 0 Cameroon
Match 19: June 18 (Rio de Janeiro)Spain 0 - 2 Chile
Match 20: June 18 (Porto Alegre)Netherlands 3 - 2 Australia
Match 21: June 19 (Brasília)Colombia 2 - 1 Ivory Coast
Match 22: June 19 (Natal)Greece 0 - 0 Japan
Match 23: June 19 (São Paulo)England 1 - 2 Uruguay
Match 24: June 20 (Recife)Italy 0 - 1 Costa Rica
Match 25: June 20 (Salvador)France 5 - 2 Switzerland
Match 26: June 20 (Curitiba)Ecuador 2 - 1 Honduras
Match 27: June 21 (Belo Horizonte)Argentina 1 - 0 Iran
Match 28: June 21 (Cuiabá)Nigeria 1 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Match 29: June 21 (Fortaleza)Germany 2 - 2 Ghana
Match 30: June 22 (Manaus)Portugal 2 - 2 United States
Match 31: June 22 (Rio de Janeiro)Belgium 1 - 0 Russia
Match 32: June 22 (Porto Alegre)South Korea 2 - 4 Algeria
Match 33: June 23 (Brasília)Brazil 4 - 1 Cameroon
Match 34: June 23 (Recife)Mexico 3 - 1 Croatia
Match 35: June 23 (Curitiba)Spain 3 - 0 Australia
Match 36: June 23 (São Paulo)Netherlands 2 - 0 Chile
Match 37: June 24 (Cuiabá)Japan 1 - 4 Colombia
Match 38: June 24 (Fortaleza)Greece 2 - 1 Ivory Coast
Match 39: June 24 (Natal)Italy 0 - 1 Uruguay
Match 40: June 24 (Belo Horizonte)England 0 - 0 Costa Rica
Match 41: June 25 (Manaus)Switzerland 3 - 0 Honduras
Match 42: June 25 (Rio de Janeiro)France 0 - 0 Ecuador
Match 43: June 25 (Porto Alegre)Argentina 3 - 2 Nigeria
Match 44: June 25 (Salvador)Iran 1 - 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Match 45: June 26 (Recife)Germany 1 - 0 United States
Match 46: June 26 (Brasília)Portugal 2 - 1 Ghana
Match 47: June 26 (São Paulo)Belgium 1 - 0 South Korea
Match 48: June 26 (Curitiba)Russia 1 - 1 Algeria
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Group Standings
(Q = qualified for round of 16, E = Eliminated in group stage)

GROUP A
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Brazil (Q)3210+57
Mexico (Q)3210+37
Croatia (E)310203
Cameroon (E)3003-80

GROUP B
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Netherlands (Q)3300+79
Chile (Q)3201+26
Spain (E)3102-33
Australia (E)3003-60

GROUP C
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Colombia (Q)3300+79
Greece (Q)3111-24
Ivory Coast (E)3102-13
Japan (E)3012-41

GROUP D
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Costa Rica (Q)3210+37
Uruguay (Q)320106
Italy (E)3102-13
England (E)3012-21

GROUP E
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
France (Q)3210+67
Switzerland (Q)3201+16
Ecuador (E)311104
Honduras (E)3003-70

GROUP F
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Argentina (Q)3300+39
Nigeria (Q)311104
Bosnia (E)310203
Iran (E)3012-31

GROUP G
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Germany (Q)3210+57
United States (Q)311104
Portugal (E)3111-34
Ghana (E)3012-21

GROUP H
COUNTRYPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTGOAL DIFFPOINTS
Belgium (Q)3300+39
Algeria (Q)3111+14
Russia (E)3021-12
South Korea (E)3012-31


The Adidas Brazuca ball was used at this World Cup, and for the first time ever, goal-line technology was used in the tournament to assist match officials. Also, the vanishing spray, a water-based spray that simply vanishes after a minute, was used for markings to be made for free kicks and the 10-yard line for defenders to stand during free kicks. All teams were assured of at least USD 8 million in prize money, with the amount increasing as they progressed through the tournament. The winning team of FIFA 2014 pocketed USD 35 million.

The cumulative audience at the venues for the month-long tournament was around 3.4 million. This was besides the billions of viewers around the world who were glued to their TV sets, either at home or at the nearest bars. This Buzzle write-up was the complete package as far as the 2014 FIFA World cup fixtures, results, and venues were concerned. Congratulations to Germany, who were truly the best team of the tournament, and actually played as a team without replying on just 1 player, like most other teams. See you in 4 years time in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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