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The draw for the 20th
World Cup Finals will be made on Friday, 6th December, 2013 - in Costa do Sauipe,
The finals will take place in Brazil from Thursday, June 12th to
Sunday, July 13th.
Matches will be played at 12 venues around Brazil:
Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Sao Paulo.
The opening game, with Brazil as hosts, will take place in Sao Paulo,
while the final will be played in Rio's new Maracana stadium.
Teams Qualified for Brazil 2014
Pot 1 - Seeded Nations
Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Spain,
Pot 2 - South America and Africa
Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Côte
d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria.
At the start of the draw one of the nine European teams will be
drawn into Pot 2, and will face one of the seeded South American sides.
Pot 3 - Asia and North/Central America
Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South
Pot 4 - European Teams
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Russia.
World Cup hosts and winners.
History of Soccer: The
3. West Germany.
World Cup Match Archives
France win the World Cup on home soil.
Brazil win the World Cup for the 5th time.
Zidane ends it all in a final head-but.
South Africa 2010:
Spain win the trophy hunt at the Soccer Safari.
How many appearances each country has made in the World Cup Finals.
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