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World Cup 2014 teams

Posted on | October 14, 2013 | No Comments

World Cup 2014 is getting closer and closer. There is only one game left to play from the qualifications group stage.
Tomorrow we will find out which European teams will play the play-offs for the last places at World Cup 2014.
From Europe Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Iceland, Slovenia, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine and France are fighting for a spot in the play-offs. The second spot in the group does not guarantee a place into the elimination round as there are nine teams battling for four places. The worst placed second place will be eliminated. The draw is not random as there will be the first four teams against the other according to Fifa rankings.

There are 10 teams from Africa that will fight for five places. Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Algeria, Burkina Faso, and Cape Verde are the teams.

From the North America besides USA and Costa Rica which are already qualified, there are 2 more places, one qualification spot and a play-off spot.

Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay from South America are having big changes of qualification. Australia, Japan, South Korea and Iran qualified automatically. Another team will play against a team from a different continent.

According to bwin Brazil, Spain and Germany  are the favorites to win the trophy. Brazil, Italy and Germany are the teams that have won the trophy on most occasions with 5, 4 and 3 titles respectively.

Spain are the current holders but it’s hard to believe that they will manage to retain the title.

The teams that have already qualified for next year event are Brazil(guests), Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Iran, SUA, Costa Rica, Argentina and Columbia.
The tournament will start in June 12th and will last until 13th of July. The final will be played on Estadio do Maracana from Rio de Janeiro.



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