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FIFA World Cup 2014 Schedule and Team Previews

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by StephenCurry, May 23, 2014.

  1. StephenCurry

    StephenCurry New Member

    May 12, 2014
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    Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is a international football competition. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nations over a period of about month. and last 2010 world cup Spain won the tournamen in south africa. and now who do you think will grab the championship? will it spain again? here are the
    teams that are qualified for world cup 2014 and some history about them.

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    Brazil is the most successful national team in the history of the world cup, having won five FIFA World Cup titles and reaching the final in 2 other opportunities. Brazil is also one of the countries besides Argentina and Spain to win a FIFA World Cup away from its continent and its only The only nation to have taken part in every edition of the elite competition, Brazil have lifted the coveted Trophy on a record five occasions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002), finished in second place twice (1950 and 1998) and taken the last spot on the podium at another two editions (1938 and 1978).


    This team was dissolved in 1945 as Croatia became a constituent federal republic of SFR Yugoslavia. In between 1945 to 1990, Croatia did not field a separate team for competitive matches and Croatian players for the Yugoslavia national team. The modern Croatian team was formed in 1991, shortly before Croatians’Independence from Yugoslavia and by 1993 had gained membership in FIFA and UEFA.


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    Mexico has qualified for fourteen world cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994. Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on July 13. Mexico have fallen in the round of 16 on their last five appearances in the finals, with Argentina halting their progress at both Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010. Only twice have the Mexicans made it to the quarters, both time on home soil in 1970 and 1986.


    The Cameroon national team is also known in French as Les Lions Indomptables is the national team of Cameroon. It has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup. In World Cup 2010,the team was grouped with the Gapon, Togo, and Moroccan national football teams. The coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister resigned. Frenchmen Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach after a draw against Morocco. Cameroon defeated the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2-0 in Fez in their last match of their campaign.


    13 JUN 2014 - 16:00 Local time
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    Spain became a member of FIFA in 1904, even though the Spanish football federation was first established in 1909. Spain debuted in 1920. Since then, the Spanish national team have participated in a total of thirteen of nineteen FIFA world cup. Spain are reigning world and European champions having won the World Cup 2010 and EURO 2012. They also the ranked 2 in the World Football Elo Ratings and number 1 in the FIFA World Ranking.


    With legendary coach RinusMichels pulling the strings from the bench, Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens and Co won their way through to the final in 1974. This team is colloquially referred to as Het Nederlands Elftal (The Dutch Eleven) and Oranje. Like the country itself, the team is sometimes referred to as Holland. The Dutch hold the record for playing the most world cup finals without ever winning the final.


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    Chile appeared in eight World Cup Tournaments and were host of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where finished in the third place. The highest position the country has ever achieved in the World Cup.The forward player Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas and the attacking midfielders Matias Fernandez and Arturo Vidal are the leading men in a squad packed with talent and boasting viable alternatives in each position.


    In last World Cup in the third round qualification drawn into a group, composed of Qatar,Iraq, and China. Australia finished first. Australia eventually saw progression through the 2010 FIFA World Cup after comfortably winning in the fourth round of qualification. Australia currently hold the world record for the largest win and the most goals scored by a player in an international matches.


    14 JUN 2014 - 13:00 Local time
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    Since the mid-1980s the Columbian national team has been a stronghold fighting the negative stereotypes towards the country's reputation. This has also made the sports very popular and made the national team a sign of nationalism, pride and passion for many Columbians worldwide. Columbia has played with a new talented golden generation since 2011 Copa America bringing its current rank within the top 10 for the first time since 2002. After a 16-year long wait, Columbia finally returned after qualifying to the FIFA World Cup 2014.


    Greece is one of the most successful national teams in European football, being one of only nine national teams to have won the European championship. Greece is referred by the media and the Greeks in general simply as "Ethniki" which means National. The team is often called Galanolefki (Sky blue-white) due to its kit colours which are also the color of the Greek flag.


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    Uruguay has won two FIFA World Cups, including the first ever World Cup in 1930 as hosts. Beating Argentina 4-2 in the final. In the years that followed the Uruguayans appeared only infrequently in the global showpiece. After falling to qualify for USA and France they return at Korea/Japan only to go out in the group phase and then lose out to Australia in the play-off for a place at Germany 2006.

    Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica national football team also known as La Sele or Los Ticos. They are the most successful team in Central America having qualified to four World Cups, including reaching the last sixteen on their debut in Italy 1990. The Costa Rica national football team failing to qualify for 2010 World Cup in South Africa, began with the need to initiate a new era, based on the combined shift with young but experience talent such as Bryan Ruiz called "a truly special player" by the former coach Rodrigo Kenton.


    14 JUN 2014 - 18:00 Local time
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    Italy is considered to be one of the best national teams in the world. It is the second most successful national team in the history of the world cup behind Brazil. Italy football team is known as the from the traditional color of Italian national teams and athletes representing Italy. Blue was the color of the kingdom of Italy. Italy key players the captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is the only survivor from their 2006 triumph in Germany along with Andrea Pirlo.


    England are one of only eight countries to ever win the FIFA world cup, which they did in 1966 when they hosted the finals. They defeated the West Germany 4-2 extra time in 1966 to win their first and last world cup title. They won nine of their ten matches on the way to the 2010 finals. Wayne Rooney remains England greatest talent and his seven goals in his six world cup qualifying starts underlined his importance to Roy Hodgons' side.


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    Cote d Ivoire

    The Ivory Coast national football team also known as "Les Elephants" They have qualified for three consecutive World Cups. They qualify again for South Africa in 2010 and not get through the group stage again. Cote d Ivoirewas the only nation to name a 23-man world cup squad composed entirely of players who play their club football outside their home country.


    Japan is considered one of the most successful football teams in Asia. Having qualified for the last five consecutive FIFA World Cups with second round advancements in 2002 & 2010 and having won the AFC Asian Cup a record four times in 1992, 2000, 2004& 2011. Having excelled during the last FIFA World Cup and the recent AFC CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda has quickly established his place as the team's new leader, filling the void left by Hidetoshi Nakata and ShunsukeNkamura.


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    The team’s logo ASF-SFV, represents the Swiss Football Association's initials in Switzerland’s official languages. Switzerland have contested the FIFA World Cup Finals nine times to date. Reaching the last eight on three occasions, however their most recent appearance at the quarter final stage came almost 50 years ago at 1954 finals on home soil.So far, the Swiss have earned no major trophy. The closest they have come was the quarter finals of the World Cup on three occasions and they have won silver medal in 1924 Olympic games nParis. The youth teams have been more successful as the U-17 squad became European champions in 2002 and World Champions in 2009.


    Ecuador has qualified for three FIFA World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2014. Their best performance came in 2006 when they advance to the round of 16 eventually eliminated by England. Ecuador players like Antonio Valencia and Christian Noboa as well as forwards Felipe Caicedo and Jefferson Montero represent and exiting new wave for Ecuadorian football.

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