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SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 Date: 06/10/2014   Views: 0



With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil less than three months away, preparations will begin in earnest across the thirty-two teams who aspire to do their nation proud and fulfil the dream of lifting the famous trophy.

The tournament promises to be a festival of football, with the world's best nations and players set to take centre stage amidst the backdrop of a Brazilian carnival atmosphere.

In a country passionate about football, the World Cup promises to be exotic and packed with excitement as the drama unfolds on the pitch.

The Favourites

Brazil are favourites to be the first team since France in 1998 to win the World Cup in their own country. Although there are other strong nations in the competition, such as Germany, Argentina and Spain, many are backing Brazil to put it together when it matters to go all the way in front of their vibrant supporters.



Their cause may be aided by the considerable humidity and temperatures across Brazil which may serve as a considerable advantage; every nation, aside from those based across the South American continent, will have to acclimatise to the conditions which will be more extreme than they are used to.

Despite the potential climate advantage, Brazil are considered as the favourites on merit for the wonderful array of talent and strength of their squad. Their attacking qualities have never been in question, and with the likes of Neymar, Oscar and Hulk, have plenty of arsenal to call upon to create and score goals.

More importantly, Brazil have established a defensively solidity over the last few years which has often been their Achilles heel in the past, with the team looking more adept than ever to win the World Cup. Neymar is currently 14/1 for the top scorer at the tournament or if you feel the old guard will outshine the youngsters you can get 33/1 on Fred (odds courtesy of titan bet)

Cities

The 2014 World Cup will be the first time in tournament history that football will be played in 12 cities situated across Brazil. A considerable number of cities adds something different and unique to the tournament, with every area providing its own distinct taste of Brazil via famous landmarks and majestic landscapes.



Each stadium will also offer its own blend of atmosphere and surroundings, although uncertainty continues to exist over building and safety regulations over a number of stadiums which may not be ready in time to meet their set deadlines. The cities which will host football matches during the World Cup are as follows:

Belo Horizonte
Brasilia
Cuiaba
Curitiba
Fortaleza
Manaus
Natal
Porto Alegre
Recife
Rio de Janeiro
Salvador
Sao Paulo

Fans



razilian natives are passionate about all things football, as they turn out in their numbers for every domestic and international match held across the country. Their support is demonstrated through singing, dancing and chanting which creates a wonderful carnival atmosphere within every stadium.

Supporting the national team is often greeted with green and yellow colours throughout the crowd with flags, clothes, whistles and streamers providing a wonderful spectacle in the stands as the actions unfolds on the pitch.

Beautiful women will also be found across every stadium and street in Brazil as everyone gets behind their national team and create a memorable atmosphere that fans, who travel from all over the world, will never forget.

First game

Set your clocks and make a note in your diaries for Thursday 12th June 2014 at 5pm GMT as Brazil will kick off the 2014 World Cup with a potentially tough game against Croatia.

Brazil follow the customary tradition of opening the tournament as hosts, with Luis Filipe Scolari hoping to get off to the perfect start in front of a passionate crowd in Sao Paulo.

Both teams will look to kick off their World Cup campaign with a positive result in what promises to be an intriguing fixture.