|When is FIFA World Cup in 2014?|
In 2014, the FIFA World Cup runs from Thursday, June 12th through July 13th.
|What is FIFA World Cup?|
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is the ultimate international men’s football (commonly known as soccer in the United States,)championship that occurs every four years. The inaugural World Cup was hosted in 1930 and has occurred every four years except for the years 1942 and 1946 as a result of World War II. Since 1930, the World Cup has become the world’s most widely viewed sporting event.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil is going to be the 20th FIFA World Cup. The 2014 World Cup begins on the 12th of June and ends on the 13th of July, totaling 32 days. This marks the second time that Brazil is hosting the ultimate international soccer championship. The first time Brazil hosted the tournament was in 1950.
The present-day format of the World Cup tourney involves thirty-two national teams battling for the FIFA World Cup Trophy and the title of World Champions. In the three years prior to the World Cup, there is an intense qualification process that determines which thirty-two countries will be represented in the tournament.
The most successful country in FIFA World Cup history is Brazil who has won the World Cup title five times. The next two World Cups will be hosted by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.