The Greatest Football Carnival 2014

FIFA-World-Cup-2014The 20th edition of the “2014 FIFA Football World Cup” is being held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. This is undoubtedly the greatest sporting extravaganza the whole Planet Earth will be experiencing for the next whole month. Brazil will be hosting this event for the 2nd time, the 1st it had hosted in 1950, where they narrowly missed out [2-1] to Uruguay in the finals.

The matches will be played  across 12 venues (seven new and five renovated) spanning twelve cities across Brazil. As per the rotation policy to host the world cup among its confederations, it was South America’s turn and the contenders were Brazil and Colombia. But after Colombia’s withdrawal, Brazil was declared as the host nation unopposed on 30 October 2007.

 

Group A
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon

Group B
Spain
Netherlands
Chile
Australia

Group C
Colombia
Greece
Côte d’Ivoire
Japan

Group D
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy

Group E
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras

Group F
Argentina
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria

Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
USA

Group H
Belgium
Russia
Algeria
Korea Republic

 

My Prediction:

Winners: Costa Rica
Runners-Up: Brazil
Losing Semi-Finalists: Germany & Netherlands