Get up on your feet and gear up for some Waka Waka in the streets of Brazil! The most anticipated FIFA World Cup 2014 is about to hit the stadiums after two days. The tournament will be hosted by Brazil for the second time, commencing from 12th June 2014 till 13th July 2014. The 31 renowned national teams have advanced through the qualifying rounds held back in June 2011 for participation in the tournament. The twelve cities of Brazil are all set to hold 64 group stage matches.
Brazil, Argentina, France, England, Italy, Uruguay, Spain, and Germany are the glorious teams qualified for the game. Spain would be defending its title it won back in 2010 World Cup final. The interesting fact is that all the previous World Cups hosted by the South America were won by the South American teams.
The World Cup 2014 official ball will be Adidas Brazuca. It is named after receiving almost 1 million votes from crazy football fans in Brazil. You will be surprised to know that the World Cup 2014 official balls were made by a Pakistani sports good manufacturing company titled ‘Forward Sports’ as a contract from Adidas. The company took the challenge of making the balls in one month after a Chinese company fails to fulfill the order. The company has a tradition of supplying footballs to the major events like Champions League and German Bundesliga and now the World Cup 2014. Isn’t’ that an amazing achievement for a cricket fan nation?
The new Goal line technology will be used for the first time in the history of world cup games. The President of FIFA took the decision to use this technology after England wrongly denied a goal in their 16 tie round against Germany. The technology provider for this mega event will be Goal Control, a German company. FIFA has permitted the use of vanishing spray to the match referees for the first time in the event finals.
The first round of the game will comprise of thirty two teams categorized into eight groups of four teams. The teams qualifying through the first and second round will be eligible to advance to the knock-out stage. The ranking of the teams will be graded on the basis of the points gained and goals scored in group matches, difference of goals in group matches, points gained and goals scored in tied matches, goal differences in tied matches, and lastly by drawing of lots, there are many websites in Dubai covering Live Score Football, that you can easily get most recent Live Football News world cup 2014 in Dubai UAE. The broadcasting rights for the event are sold to the individual territory of the media companies as directed by FIFA. It covers television, radio, mobile coverage and internet so you can easily get Live Football News in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.