World Cup Preview: 2014 | FactMonster.com
The 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th annual premier international sporting event, will run June 12-July 13, in Brazil. This will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the World Cup. The country previously hosted the event in 1950.
National teams from 32 countries will compete in 64 matches in 12 cities. The teams have been separated into eight groups
of four teams each and the teams play a round-robin format, meaning
that each team in a group plays the other teams in their group once.
Then the top two teams advance to the second round, and the tournament
uses a single-elimination format until its conclusion. CONTINUE READING ...