Brazil is set to Host FIFA World Cup

  • Sandeep Bhardwaj

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be 20th men’s Fifa world cup that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014 which will be hosted by 12 cities of Latin country.Brazil is hosting this competition second time being elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007. 32 teams will compete against each other which have qualified thorough various competitions that began in June 2011 to win the trophy. The first match will be played between Brazil and Crotia at Sau Paulo. Expectations of winning world cup has risen from Brazillian team due to host nation, which have previously winning world cup five time,highest by a team. The psychological factor which will motivate samba kings(brazil) is that the previous four world cup staged in south America were all won by south American countries.Spain, the defending champion, Germany, Argentina and Belgium are good contenders of winning world cup.For the first time in world cup,the matches will use goal line technology which will avoid the goal malfunctioning in the matches. Spectators will see a tough fight between players for golden boot award.Argentina’s Messi ,Brazil ‘s Neymars and Porugal’sronaldo are in contention for winning this award.Messi and Neymar are having advantage over Ronaldo because of their strong teams. The other players which couldsurprisingly win the award are Thomas Mueller (germany),Sergio aguero(argentina),Mario balotelli(italy) and many others. World cup will also boost the tourism in the country which the largest tourism destination in South America.There is significant influx of international travellers expected to descend on Brazil soil and it looks it is going to surpass Johanessburg in terms of popularity and revenue produced. Around 10.2 million tourists are expected to arrive and 3% higher arrivals are expected than any other recent tournaments.

Here are the timings and match schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in IST:

Time Group Match Venue
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
01:30 IST Group A Brazil vs  Croatia Arena Corinthians
21:30 IST Group A Mexico vs  Cameroon Estadio das Dunas
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
00:30 IST Group B Spain vs  Netherlands Arena Fonte Nova
03:30 IST Group B Chile vs Australia Arena Pantanal
21:30 IST Group C Colombia vs Greece Estadio Mineirão
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
00:30 IST Group D Uruguay vs Costa Rica Estadio Castelão
03: 30 IST Group D England vs Italy Arena Amazonia
06:30 IST Group C Ivory Coast vs Japan Arena Pernambuco
21: 30 IST Group E Switzerland vs Ecuador Nacional
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
00:30 IST Group E France vs Honduras Estadio Beira-Rio
03:30 IST Group F Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Estadio do Maracanã
21:30 IST Group G Germany vs Portugal Arena Fonte Nova
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
0:30 IST Group F Iran vs Nigeria Arena da Baixada
03:30 IST Group G Ghana vs United States Estadio das Dunas
21:30 IST Group H Belgium vs Algeria Estadio Mineirão
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
0:30 IST Group A Brazil vs Mexico Estadio Castelão
03:30 IST Group H Russia vs South Korea Arena Pantanal
21:30 IST Group B Australia vs Netherlands Estadio Beira-Rio
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
0:30 IST Group B Spain vs Chile Estadio do Maracanã
03:30 IST Group A Cameroon vs Croatia Arena Amazonia
21:30 IST Group C Colombia vs Ivory Coast Nacional
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
0:30 IST Group D Uruguay vs England Arena Corinthi
3:30 IST Group C Japan vs Greece Estadio das Dunas
21:30 IST Group D Italy vs Costa Rica Arena Pernambuco
SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
0:30 IST Group E Switzerland vs France Arena Fonte Nova
3:30 IST Group E Honduras vs Ecuador Arena da Baixada
21:30 IST Group F Argentina vs Iran Estádio Mineirão
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
0:30 IST Group G Germany vs Ghana Estádio Castelão
3:30 IST Group F Nigeria vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Pantanal
21:30 IST Group H Belgium vs Russia Estádio Maracanã
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
0:30 IST Group H South Korea vs Algeria Estádio Beira-Rio
3:30 IST Group G United States vs Portugal Arena Amazônia
21:30 IST Group B Australia vs Spain Arena da Baixada
21:30 IST Group B Netherlands vs Chile Arena Corinthians
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
01:30 IST Group A Croatia vs Mexico Arena Pernambuco
01:30 IST Group A Cameroon vs Brazil Estádio Nacional de Brasilia
21:30 IST Group D Italy vs Uruguay Estádio das Dunas
21:30 IST Group D Costa Rica vs England Estádio Mineirão
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
01:30 IST Group C Japan vs Colombia Arena Pantanal
01:30 IST Group C Greece vs Ivory Coast Estádio Castelão
21:30 IST Group F Nigeria vs Argentina Estádio Beira-Rio
21:30 IST Group F Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iran Arena Fonte
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
01:30 IST Group E Honduras vs Switzerland Arena Amazônia
01:30 IST Group E Ecuador vs France Estádio Maracanã
21:30 IST Group G United States vs Germany Arena Pernambuc
21:30 IST Group G Portugal vs Ghana Estádio Nacional de Brasilia
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
01:30 IST Group H South Korea vs  Belgium Arena Corinthians
01:30 IST Group H Algeria vs Russia Arena da Baixada
ROUND OF 16
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
21:30 IST 1A vs 2B Estadio Mineirão
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
01:30 IST 1C vs 2D Estadio do Maracanã
21:30 IST 1B vs 2A Estadio Castelão
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
01:30 IST 1D vs 2C Arena Pernambuco
21:30 IST 1E vs 2F Nacional
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
01:30 IST 1G vs 2H Estadio Beira-Rio
21:30 IST 1F vs 2E Arena Corinthians
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
01:30 IST 1H vs 2G Arena Fonte Nova
QUARTER-FINALS
FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
21:30 IST Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 Estadio do sMaracanã
SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
01:30 IST Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 Estadio Castelão
21:30 IST Winner Match vs Winner Match 56 Nacional
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
01:30 IST Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 Arena Fonte Nova
SEMI-FINALS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
01:30 IST Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 Estadio Mineirão
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
01:30 IST Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 Arena Corinthians
THIRD PLACE
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
01:30 IST Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 Nacional
FINAL
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
0:30 IST Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 Estadio do Maracanã