2014 FIFA World Cup

20th FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil in 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil. It was the second time that Brazil hosted the World Cup and the fourth time that a South American country hosted the FIFA tournament.[2][3][4][5] Germany won the tournament after defeating Argentina 1–0. The defending champions, Spain, were eliminated from the World Cup after losing to the Netherlands and Chile in the group stage[6] and the host country, Brazil, were eliminated after a record-breaking 1–7 loss to Germany.[7]

2014 FIFA World Cup
Copa do Mundo da FIFA
Brasil 2014[nb 1]
Philipp Lahm lifts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.jpg
Germany lifting the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates13 June – 13 July
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored171 (2.67 per match)
Attendance3,429,873 (53,592 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia James Rodríguez[1]
(6 goals)
2010
2018

ParticipantsEdit

 
  Country qualified for the World Cup
  Country did not qualify
  Country did not enter
  Country is not a FIFA member

AsiaEdit

AfricaEdit

North AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit

EuropeEdit

Prize moneyEdit

Before the tournament began, all teams received US$1.5 million for preparation costs.[8] The teams that were eliminated from the Group Stage got US$8 million, from the Round of 16 got US$9 million, and from the Quarter-Finals got US$14 million. The fourth place team got US$20 million, the third place team got US$22 million, the second place team got US$25 million and the champions got US$35 million.[9]

US$35 million
US$25 million
US$22 million
US$20 million
US$14 million
US$9 million
US$8 million

VenuesEdit

A total of Seventeen cities showed interest in being chosen as World Cup host cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Belém, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Manaus, Natal, Recife (a stadium would be shared by both cities), Rio Branco and Salvador. Maceió withdrew in January 2009.

According to current FIFA practice, no more than one city may use two stadiums, and the number of host cities is limited between eight and ten. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) requested permission to assign 12 cities hosting World Cup Finals. On 26 December 2008, FIFA gave the green light to the 12-city plan.

Even before the 12 host cities were selected, there were few doubts that the chosen venue for the final match will be the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, which also hosted the decisive match of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Originally the CBF's intentions were to have the opening match at Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. However, on 14 June 2010 the stadium was excluded from hosting games in the tournament due to a failure to provide financial guarantees for the improvements needed to have it as an eligible venue. In the end of August 2010, the CBF announced that the new Corinthians stadium will host the matches in São Paulo.

The 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup were announced on 31 May 2009. Belém, Campo Grande, Florianópolis, Goiânia and Rio Branco were rejected.

Group StageEdit

A win would earn the team 3 points, a draw would earn them 1 point, and a loss earns them no points.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
  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
Brazil  3–1  Croatia
Neymar   29'71' (pen.)
Oscar   90'
Marcelo   11' (o.g.)
Attendance: 62,103

Mexico  1–0  Cameroon
Peralta   61'
Attendance: 39,216

Brazil  0–0  Mexico
Attendance: 60,342
Referee:   Cuneyt Çakir

Cameroon  0–4  Croatia
Olić   11'
Perišić   58'
Mandžukić   61'73'
Attendance: 39,982

Cameroon  1–4  Brazil
Matip   26' Neymar   17'35'
Fred   49'
Fernandinho   84'
Attendance: 69,112

Croatia  1–3  Mexico
Perišić   87' Márquez   72'
Guardado   75'
Chicharito   82'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
  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
Spain  1–5  Netherlands
Alonso   27' (pen.) Van Persie   44'72'
Robben   53'80'
De Vrij   65'
Attendance: 48,173

Chile  3–1  Australia
Sánchez   12'
Valdívia   14'
Beausejour   90+2'
Cahill   35'
Attendance: 40,275

Australia  2–3  Netherlands
Cahill   21'
Jedinak   54' (pen.)
Robben   20'
Van Persie   58'
Depay   68'
Attendance: 42,877

Spain  0–2  Chile
Vargas   20'
Aránguiz   43'
Attendance: 74,101
Referee:   Mark Geiger

Australia  0–3  Spain
Villa   36'
Torres   69'
Mata   82'
Attendance: 39,375

Netherlands  2–0  Chile
Fer   77'
Depay   90+2'
Attendance: 62,996

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
  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
Colombia  3–0  Greece
Armero   5'
Gutiérrez   58'
Rodríguez   90+3'
Attendance: 57,174
Referee:   Mark Geiger

Ivory Coast  2–1  Japan
Bony   63'
Gervinho   65'
Honda   15'

Colombia  2–1  Ivory Coast
Rodríguez   64'
Quintero   70'
Gervinho   73'
Attendance: 68,748
Referee:   Howard Webb

Japan  0–0  Greece
Attendance: 39,485
Referee:   Joel Aguilar

Japan  1–4  Colombia
Okazaki   45+1' Cuadrado   17' (pen.)
Martínez   55'82'
Rodríguez   90'
Attendance: 40,340

Greece  2–1  Ivory Coast
Samaris   42'
Samaras   90+3' (pen.)
Bony   74'
Attendance: 59,095
Referee:   Carlos Vera

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  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
Uruguay  1–3  Costa Rica
Cavani   24' (pen.) Campbell   54'
Duarte   57'
Ureña   84'
Attendance: 58,679
Referee:   Felix Brych

England  1–2  Italy
Sturridge   37' Marchisio   35'
Balotelli   50'
Attendance: 39,800
Referee:   Bjorn Kuipers

Uruguay  2–1  England
Suárez   38'84' Rooney   75'
Attendance: 62,575

Italy  0–1  Costa Rica
Ruiz   44'

Italy  0–1  Uruguay
Godín   81'
Attendance: 39,706

Costa Rica  0–0  England
Attendance: 57,823

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
   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
Switzerland   2–1  Ecuador
Mehmedi   48'
Seferović   90+3'
Valencia   22'
Attendance: 68,351

France  3–0  Honduras
Benzema   45' (pen.)72'
Valladares   48' (o.g.)
Attendance: 43,012
Referee:   Sandro Ricci

Switzerland   2–5  France
Džemaili   81'
Xhaka   87'
Giroud   17'
Matuidi   18'
Valbuena   40'
Benzema   67'
Sissoko   73'
Attendance: 51,003
Referee:   Bjorn Kuipers

Honduras  1–2  Ecuador
Costly   31' Valencia   34'65'
Attendance: 39,224
Referee:   Ben Williams

Honduras  0–3   Switzerland
Shaqiri   6'31'71'
Attendance: 40,322

Ecuador  0–0  France
Attendance: 73,749

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
  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
Argentina  2–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kolašinac   2' (o.g.)
Messi   64'
Ibišević   84'
Attendance: 74,738
Referee:   Joel Aguilar

Iran  0–0  Nigeria
Attendance: 39,081
Referee:   Carlos Vera

Argentina  1–0  Iran
Messi   90+1'
Attendance: 57,698

Nigeria  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Odemwingie   29'
Attendance: 40,499
Referee:   Peter O'Leary

Nigeria  2–3  Argentina
Musa   4'47' Messi   3'45+1'
Rojo   50'
Attendance: 43,285

Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–1  Iran
Džeko   23'
Pjanić   59'
Vršajević   83'
Ghoochannejhad   82'
Attendance: 48,011

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
  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
Germany  4–0  Portugal
Müller   12' (pen.)45'78'
Hummels   32'
Attendance: 51,081

Ghana  1–2  United States
Ayew   82' Dempsey   1'
Brooks   86'
Attendance: 39,760

Germany  2–2  Ghana
Götze   51'
Klose   71'
Ayew   54'
Gyan   63'
Attendance: 59,621
Referee:   Sandro Ricci

United States  2–2  Portugal
Jones   64'
Dempsey   81'
Nani   5'
Varela   90+4'
Attendance: 40,123

United States  0–1  Germany
Müller   55'

Portugal  2–1  Ghana
Boye   31' (o.g.)
Ronaldo   80'
Gyan   57'
Attendance: 67,540

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
  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
Belgium  2–1  Algeria
Fellaini   70'
Mertens   80'
Feghouli   25' (pen.)
Attendance: 56,800

Russia  1–1  South Korea
Kerzhakov   74' Lee Keun-Ho   68'
Attendance: 37,603

Belgium  1–0  Russia
Origi   88'
Attendance: 73,819
Referee:   Felix Brych

South Korea  2–4  Algeria
Son Heung-Min   50'
Koo Ja-Cheol   72'
Slimani   26'
Halliche   28'
Djabou   38'
Brahimi   62'
Attendance: 42,732

South Korea  0–1  Belgium
Vertonghen   78'
Attendance: 61,397
Referee:   Ben Williams

Algeria  1–1  Russia
Slimani   60' Kokorin   6'
Attendance: 39,311
Referee:   Cuneyt Çakir

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
28 June – Belo Horizonte            
   Brazil (p)  1 (3)
4 July – Fortaleza
   Chile  1 (2)  
   Brazil  2
28 June – Rio de Janeiro
     Colombia  1  
   Colombia  2
8 July – Belo Horizonte
   Uruguay  0  
   Brazil  1
30 June – Brasília
     Germany  7  
   France  2
4 July – Rio de Janeiro
   Nigeria  0  
   France  0
30 June – Porto Alegre
     Germany  1  
   Germany (aet)  2
13 July – Rio de Janeiro
   Algeria  1  
   Germany (aet)  1
29 June – Fortaleza
     Argentina  0
   Netherlands  2
5 July – Salvador
   Mexico  1  
   Netherlands  0 (4)
29 June – Recife
     Costa Rica  0 (3)  
   Costa Rica (p)  1 (5)
9 July – São Paulo
   Greece  1 (3)  
   Netherlands  0 (2)
1 July – São Paulo
     Argentina (p)  0 (4)   Third place
   Argentina (aet)  1
5 July – Brasília 12 July – Brasília
   Switzerland  0  
   Argentina  1    Brazil  0
1 July – Salvador
     Belgium  0      Netherlands  3
   Belgium (aet)  2
   United States  1  

Round of 16Edit

Brazil  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Chile
David Luiz   18' Sánchez   32'
Penalties
David Luiz  
Willian  
Marcelo  
Hulk  
Neymar  
3–2   Pinilla
  Sánchez
  Aránguiz
  Díaz
  Jara
Attendance: 57,714
Referee:   Howard Webb

Colombia  2–0  Uruguay
Rodríguez   28'50'
Attendance: 73,804
Referee:   Bjorn Kuipers

Netherlands  2–1  Mexico
Sneijder   88'
Huntelaar   90+4' (pen.)
Dos Santos   48'
Attendance: 58,817


France  2–0  Nigeria
Pogba   79'
Yobo   90+2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 67,882
Referee:   Mark Geiger

Germany  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Algeria
Schürrle   92'
Özil   120'
Djabou   120+1'
Attendance: 43,063
Referee:   Sandro Ricci

Argentina  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Switzerland
Di María   118'
Attendance: 63,255

Belgium  2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States
De Bruyne   93'
Lukaku   105'
Green   107'
Attendance: 51,227

Quarter-finalsEdit

France  0–1  Germany
Hummels   13'
Attendance: 74,240

Brazil  2–1  Colombia
Thiago Silva   7'
David Luiz   69'
Rodríguez   80' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,342

Argentina  1–0  Belgium
Higuaín   8'
Attendance: 68,551

Netherlands  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Penalties
Van Persie  
Robben  
Sneijder  
Kuyt  
4–3   Borges
  Ruiz
  González
  Bolaños
  Umaña
Attendance: 51,179

SemifinalsEdit

Brazil  1–7  Germany
Oscar   90' Müller   11'
Klose   23'
Kroos   24'26'
Khedira   29'
Schürrle   69'79'

Netherlands  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Penalties
Vlaar  
Robben  
Sneijder  
Kuyt  
2–4   Messi
  Garay
  Agüero
  Rodríguez
Attendance: 63,267
Referee:   Cuneyt Çakir

Third-place matchEdit

Brazil  0–3  Netherlands
Van Persie   3' (pen.)
Blind   17'
Wijnaldum   90+1'
Attendance: 68,034

FinalEdit

Germany  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Götze   113'
Attendance: 74,738


 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners 
 
Germany
4th title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

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

Source: FIFA[11]

Team rankingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Germany 7 6 1 0 18 4 +14 19
2   Argentina 7 5 1 1 8 4 +4 16
3   Netherlands 7 5 2 0 15 4 +11 17
4   Brazil 7 3 2 2 11 14 –3 11
Eliminated in the Quarter-finals
5   Colombia 5 4 0 1 12 4 +8 12
6   Belgium 5 4 0 1 6 3 +3 12
7   France 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10
8   Costa Rica 5 2 3 0 5 2 +3 9
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Chile 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
10   Mexico 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
11    Switzerland 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
12   Uruguay 4 2 0 2 4 6 –2 6
13   Greece 4 1 2 1 3 5 –2 5
14   Algeria 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 4
15   United States 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 4
16   Nigeria 4 1 1 2 3 5 –2 4
Eliminated in the Group stage
17   Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
18   Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 –3 4
19   Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
20   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
21   Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
22   Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
23   Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
24   Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
25   Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
26   England 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
27   South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
28   Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
29   Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
30   Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0
31   Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
32   Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0

Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.



ReferencesEdit

  1. "Top Scorers - World Cup - Football". BBC Sport.
  2. https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/mencompovw/51/99/03/133485-factsheet-fifahostcountriesoverview1930-2022.pdf
  3. "World Cup Football Host Nations". www.topendsports.com.
  4. "Football World Cup Host Nations Map". www.mapsofworld.com.
  5. geographer, Matt Rosenberg Matt Rosenberg is a professional; book, writer with over 20 years of experience He is the author of both a geography reference; contests, a guide to winning National Geography Bee. "22 World Cup Host Countries from 1930 to 2026". ThoughtCo.
  6. FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™". FIFA.com.
  7. "Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: Was the 7-1 semi-final defeat the". The Independent. 9 July 2014.
  8. "FIFA World Cup – Prize Money". www.tsmplug.com.
  9. Khatri, Binayak (14 July 2014). "FIFA World Cup 2014: How Prize Money Will be Distributed Among Champions Germany and the Rest". International Business Times, India Edition.
  10. http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news-analysis/9161-world-cup-winners-germany-bag-35-million-in-prize-money
  11. "adidas Golden Boot". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Retrieved 18 June 2014.

NotesEdit

  1. The Portuguese pronunciation is [ˈkɔpɐ du ˈmũdu dɐ ˈfifɐ bɾɐˈziw ˈdojz ˈmiw i kɐˈtoʁzi], in Brazil's standard pronunciation.

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