The 2014 FIFA World Cup now seems just around the corner, with all 32 qualified nations now known and more specific details about the tournament filtering through. It's a lot to take in, so we've kindly gathered everything in one place for you to make sure you don't miss out on a stat, fact or important date! Here are 50 things you need to know about Brazil 2014. Begin Slideshow
The World Cup draw — where the 32 qualified nations will be drawn into eight groups — takes place Friday in Brazil. It could be a rough day for the U.S. men's national team. The groups are made by dividing all 32 teams into four "pots" and choosing one team from each pot. Show More Summary
The World Cup pots were announced on Tuesday, revealing the structure for the 2014 tournament of nations and a difficult path for the United States. The structure was unveiled by FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, which selected the top-seeded teams based on world rankings in October. Show More Summary
Celebrities and the World Cup finals have a lot in common: They both have millions of fans, they both generate a lot of income and their best moments are savoured for generations to come. Billions of eyes will be trained on Brazil next...Show More Summary
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There are two pots of eight, one of seven and one of nine. There is a “temporary Pot X.” There will be a “ pre -draw” prior to the draw, and all of this after a press conference to explain, or attempt to explain, Friday’s World Cup group...Show More Summary
Although the pots for Friday's World Cup draw were revealed today, they didn't do much to provide clarity to the situation for UEFA teams like England. Instead of placing a European team in Pot 2 at the outset, the committee is going to hold a draw. Due to that unknown, there are a wide range of possibilities for England as Friday approaches. Show More Summary
Like winter frost or summer warmth, the January transfer window creeps along the football calendar at the same time each year as a clear indicator of where we stand as a sport in the grand scheme of things. Or even, like a World CupShow More Summary
Whilst stadia preparations for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar come under intense scrutiny, we look back at how the 2012 Summer Olympics in London got it right – by incorporating simulation into the design process of the highly acclaimed velodrome.
ESPN has announced the first five analysts for its coverage of the 2014 World Cup. ESPN has selected Michael Ballack, Steve McManaman, Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman and Santiago Solari. Ballack, Lalas, McManaman and Solari will appear...Show More Summary
ESPN's coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was one of the best productions the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports or any other sports network has ever produced. ESPN has taken its coverage of global soccer to a position...Show More Summary
With the World Cup just a year way in Brazil, human rights officials are worried that child prostitution will explode during the tournament, as poor and underage women will travel to the larger cities, where the games will be played, in hopes to make a quick buck from all of the tourists arriving to attend the Soccer matches. Show More Summary
There is no such thing as an easy draw in the World Cup, when 32 nations from around the world wage battle to be named the top footballing side in the world. But for the United States, the odds of being drawn into a very, very difficult...Show More Summary
At a press conference in Brazil this morning, FIFA officials announced the pot allocations for next summer's World Cup. The draw will be held on Friday, but it's time to start imagining your groups of death, and how the U.S. is absolutely going to end up in one. Read more...
FIFA officially announced the pots for this week's World Cup draw as well as the prize money on the line in next summer's international football showcase. The draw itself, which will place the 32 teams into eight groups, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. Show More Summary
FIFA just officially announced the pots for the 2014 World Cup draw, which will take place Friday in Brazil. It's generally just as we expected. Pot 1 consists of the top eight teams in the world based on FIFA's (flawed) ranking system. Show More Summary
The World Cup draw is potty! — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 3, 2013 FIFA are now announcing the pots for Friday's World Cup draw. Pot 4 has nine teams in it, including France. So there will be a PRE-DRAW — MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) December 3, 2013 One European team will be drawn at random to go [...]
FIFA today confirmed the pots for Friday’s World Cup Draw. The soccer organizing committee decided to put all nine European teams as unseeded countries (rather than ranked according to their FIFA ranking) into Pot 4, with one Pot 4 team … Continue reading ? Pots Confirmed For FIFA World Cup Draw is a post from World Soccer Talk.
If you thought the buildup to the 2014 World Cup had already reached fever pitch, then it's about to get a whole lot more intense. Friday will see the draw for the group stages made in Brazil, with plenty of mouthwatering ties set to be picked out of the hat. Show More Summary
Welcome to B/R's guide to the top 10 players to watch in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. We've selected the prime stars, the performances everyone should be taking in, in an attempt to build excitement and anticipation ahead of the...Show More Summary