10 Interesting Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 narrate the story about the recent World Cup tournament held in Brazil. The event was held from June 12th until July 13th, 2014. Germany appeared as the winner of the tournament. In 2007, Brazil earned the hosting right for venues of the football competition. It was the second time Brazil hosted the international event. In 1950, it had hosted World Cup.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 1: the national teams

The national teams, which competed in the event, were 31 teams. The host nation Brazil was automatically headed to the final.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Logo

FIFA World Cup 2014 Logo

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 2: technology

Superb technology is featured during the World Cup 2014. The free kicks were employed with vanishing foam. The goal-line technology was applied by the match officials.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 3: the visitors

Brazil was visited by one million people who came from 202 countries in the world to enjoy the tournaments. Five million people were spotted in each host city during FIFA Fan Fest.

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Pictures

FIFA World Cup 2014 Pictures

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 4: the final tournament

People were waiting for the final tournaments. Uruguay, Spain, Italia, Germany, France, England, Brazil and Argentina were all qualified to the final tournament.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 5: elimination

During the quarterfinals, France was eliminated. The round of 16, Uruguay had to leave the competition.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 6: Brazil

Brazil had a disappointed moment in World Cup 2014. It took the four places after it was defeated by Germany in the semi-finals with 7-1.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 7: final

Germany took the fourth title as the winner of World Cup after it defeated Argentina during the final with 1-0 result.

facts about FIFA World Cup 2014

facts about FIFA World Cup 2014

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 8: candidacy

The candidacy for World Cup 2014 was declared for Colombia and Brazil. However, the former one decided to withdraw from the candidacy. Thus, Brazil was selected as the host nation.

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Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 9: the official match ball

During the game, the official match ball was Adidas Brazuca. Forward Sports of Sialkot, Pakistan provided the ball. This new ball was created by Adidas because of Adidas Jabulani employed in the preceded World Cup was criticized.

FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014 10: biological passport

FIFA introduced the biological passport to make sure that the players were free from doping. Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses would analyze the urine and blood samples of all players.

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