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Soccer World Cup 2014 Brazil - Copa do Mundo 2014

Updated on January 11, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil! Stop by for info, updates history and more!

2014 World Cup in Brazil is a very promising event. As a brazilian soccer enthusiast, the chance for winning the first place simply slipped thru our fingers in 2010 and we can only hope that we will be the best in 2014. The World Cup 2014 Brazil will be special. Brazilians simply live and breath soccer and are possible the most enthusiastic soccer fans in the world and you can expect the 2014 World cup to be pure excitement.

So I created this lens as I want to share with all of you a little bit of the history of the world cup, (Yep you can bet I will include Pele's best moments), the latest information released about the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but most importantly I will also share tips for anyone who plans to attend the 2014 world cup in Brazil. As a Brazilian, this is my way of giving you a little more info that not often is available in English. Such as great restaurants to go to while in Brazil, safe and fun touristic attractions that you could enjoy while you there and more. I am excited and I cannot believe we are in 2014 already!

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Last Updated: 01/11/14

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World Cup 2014 Mascot
World Cup 2014 Mascot

Brazil - The preparation continues 2013

As I am seating in my bed while visiting my home country of Brazil and watching the television I realize how close the World Cup 2014 actually is. Its May 2012 and I see a country anxiously preparing to embrace the tourists by updating our Soccer Stadiums and Infrastructure in general such as creating roads and highways, expanding airports and generating businesses. New hotels are popping in everywhere, companies starting to manufacture World Cup 2014 goods and happy people on the streets, happy and proud to become this honorable host.

To celebrate we choose a picture of the World Cup 2014 Official Mascot with Ronaldo, a legend soccer player.

Picture Credit: http://www.portal2014.org.br/noticias/11633/RONALD...

Brazilian states and cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brazilian states and cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Venues and dates

Brazil has the honor to host the World Cup for the second time in the year of 2014 and the first time was in 1950. The Twelve Host Cities for 2014 World Cup Are:

01) So Paulo - Stadium Morumbi

02) Rio de Janeiro - Stadium Maracana

03) Belo Horizonte - Stadium Mineirao

04) Porto Alegre - Stadium Beira- Rio

05) Braslia - Stadium Nacional De Brasilia

06) Cuiab - Arena Pantanal

07) Curitiba - Arena da Baixada

08) Fortaleza - Stadium Castelao

09) Manaus - Arena da Amazonia

10) Natal - Arena das Dunas

11) Recife - Stadium Cidade da Copa

12) Salvador - Arena Bahia

Hosting Cities

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Rio de Janeiro - Capital of Rio de Janeiro stateSao Paulo - Capital of Sao Paulo stateBelo Horizonte - Capital of Minas Gerais statePorto Alegre - Capital of Rio Grande do Sul StateBrasilia - The capital of Brazil located in Distrito federalCuiaba - Capital of Mato Grosso StateCuritiba - Capital of Parana StateFortaleza - Capital of Ceara StateSalvador - Capital of Bahia StateManaus - Capital of State AmazonasNatal - Capital of Rio Grande do NorteRecife - Capital of Pernanbuco
Rio de Janeiro - Capital of Rio de Janeiro state
Rio de Janeiro - Capital of Rio de Janeiro state
Sao Paulo - Capital of Sao Paulo state
Sao Paulo - Capital of Sao Paulo state
Belo Horizonte - Capital of Minas Gerais state
Belo Horizonte - Capital of Minas Gerais state
Porto Alegre - Capital of Rio Grande do Sul State
Porto Alegre - Capital of Rio Grande do Sul State
Brasilia - The capital of Brazil located in Distrito federal
Brasilia - The capital of Brazil located in Distrito federal
Cuiaba - Capital of Mato Grosso State
Cuiaba - Capital of Mato Grosso State
Curitiba - Capital of Parana State
Curitiba - Capital of Parana State
Fortaleza - Capital of Ceara State
Fortaleza - Capital of Ceara State
Salvador - Capital of Bahia State
Salvador - Capital of Bahia State
Manaus - Capital of State Amazonas
Manaus - Capital of State Amazonas
Natal - Capital of Rio Grande do Norte
Natal - Capital of Rio Grande do Norte
Recife - Capital of Pernanbuco
Recife - Capital of Pernanbuco

Basic Characteristics- 2014 World Cup Hosting City.

01) So Paulo - The largest city in Brazil and the eighth largest city in the world.

Temperatures in June/July average in 55 F

Situated on average 2500 feet above sea level and 43 miles from the Atlantic Ocean

02) Rio de Janeiro - Stadium Maracana

03) Belo Horizonte - Stadium Mineirao

04) Porto Alegre - Stadium Beira- Rio

05) Braslia - Stadium Nacional De Brasilia

06) Cuiab - Arena Pantanal

07) Curitiba - Arena da Baixada

08) Fortaleza - Stadium Castelao

09) Manaus - Arena da Amazonia

10) Natal - Arena das Dunas

11) Recife - Stadium Cidade da Copa

12) Salvador - Arena Bahia

Stadiums

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Mineirao - Belo HorizonteCapacity: 72,000New Corinthians Stadium - Sao Paulo Capacity: 62,000Stadium Maracana - Rio de JaneiroCapacity: 76,525National Stadium of Brasilia - BrasiliaCapacity: 71,500Stadium Beira Rio - Porto AlegreCapacity: 62,000Stadium Arena da Baixada - CuritibaCapacity: 41,375Stadium Arena da Amazonia - Manauscapacity: Under constructionStadium Arena das Dunas - NatalCapacity: 45,000Stadium arena Fonte Nova - Salvador - BahiaCapacity: 55,000
Mineirao - Belo HorizonteCapacity: 72,000
Mineirao - Belo Horizonte Capacity: 72,000
New Corinthians Stadium - Sao Paulo Capacity: 62,000
New Corinthians Stadium - Sao Paulo Capacity: 62,000
Stadium Maracana - Rio de JaneiroCapacity: 76,525
Stadium Maracana - Rio de Janeiro Capacity: 76,525
National Stadium of Brasilia - BrasiliaCapacity: 71,500
National Stadium of Brasilia - Brasilia Capacity: 71,500
Stadium Beira Rio - Porto AlegreCapacity: 62,000
Stadium Beira Rio - Porto Alegre Capacity: 62,000
Stadium Arena da Baixada - CuritibaCapacity: 41,375
Stadium Arena da Baixada - Curitiba Capacity: 41,375
Stadium Arena da Amazonia - Manauscapacity: Under construction
Stadium Arena da Amazonia - Manaus capacity: Under construction
Stadium Arena das Dunas - NatalCapacity: 45,000
Stadium Arena das Dunas - Natal Capacity: 45,000
Stadium arena Fonte Nova - Salvador - BahiaCapacity: 55,000
Stadium arena Fonte Nova - Salvador - Bahia Capacity: 55,000
2014 World Cup
2014 World Cup

2014 FIFA World Cup Groups

A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

C: Colombia, Greece, Cote DIvory, Japan

D: Uruguai, Costa Rica, England, Italy

E: Switzerland, Equador, France, Honduras

F: Argentina, Bosnia-Zergovina, Iran, Nigeria

G:Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United states

H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea

World Cup Groups - Country Flags

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Group AGroup B
Group A
Group A
Group B
Group B

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      Vortrek Grafix 3 years ago

      Hi cool lens. Anyone got any opinions on which teams are the favorites?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very cool article, enjoyed reading this today!

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      SaintFrantic 5 years ago

      I think will have South American World Champion on the next World Cup.Thanks for the great lens

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      Michelle Mafra 5 years ago from Corona CA

      @howtocurecancer: I know! I wanted to started reporting as soon as possible and there will be lots of great info to as we get closer:)

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      @JackDanielProvost: Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed it. I am still working on it and will be posting lots of more info:)

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      Awesome lens about world cup 2014. We love soccer. Thanks for sharing

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I wanted to read about World Cup 2014, thanks for reminding me! Thumbs up!

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      JackDanielProvost 6 years ago

      Great Lense! holly cow!

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      @bsblmike2: Thank you very much for stopping by. I will be adding tons of info to this page in the next 4 years. it will be very exciting! I am glad that you already stopped by to check it out. I wish the World cup was every year!!!

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      bsblmike2 6 years ago

      hey just add some more info if u can. otherwise good topic