Soccer: 2014 World Cup

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Soccer: 2014 World Cup

  1. 1. Soccer, FIFA, and the World Cup  The USA is the only country that calls this sport soccer—what does the rest of the world call it?  Video—Bosnia vs. England
  2. 2. History of Soccer  People have played games like soccer for thousands of years.
  3. 3. Soccer’s Voyage to England  Historians propose that the Romans took a form of soccer with them to England.  Starting in England around 1863, soccer slowly transformed into the game we know today.  It slowly began to spread in popularity all throughout Europe and the American continents.
  4. 4. FIFA  Stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. In English: International Federation of Association Football.  Organizes the World Cup and other international soccer events.  Started in Paris, France, in 1904.
  5. 5. The World Cup  Started by FIFA in 1930  First competition was held in Uruguay  32 FIFA men’s teams compete
  6. 6. The World Cup  The competition has been held every 4 years since 1930, except for the years of 1942 and 1946  Why?
  7. 7. The World Cup is Popular  The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 1.1 billion people watched the tournament in 2002.  In France’s 1998 tournament, 37 billion viewers watched and 2.7 million people gathered to watch the 64 matches held there.
  8. 8. World Cup Winners  There have been 18 tournaments in all and only 7 nations have won the title!  Brazil has the most successful World Cup team, with 5 total wins.  The USA has never won a World Cup.
  9. 9. World Cup for Women!  Since 1991, FIFA has organized a World Cup for women, known as the FIFA Women’s World Cup. They also play every 4 years and the process of qualification is much the same as the men’s.
  10. 10. www.football2014wc.com
  11. 11. About the FIFA World Cup 2014 • 20th FIFA World Cup • 2nd time that Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup • First World Cup to use goal-line technology • 12 cities will host a total of 64 matches • Spain are the defending champions • Official Slogan “All in One Rhythm” • Will be played from 12 June to 13 July 2014
  12. 12. South Africa 2010 Brazil 2014 Russia 2018 Qatar 2022 Timeline
  13. 13. Official Logo • Named “Inspiration” • Design shows three victorious hands together raising the world's most famous trophy • Portrayal of the hands is also symbolic of the yellow and green of Brazil warmly welcoming the world to their country • The logo was unveiled in Johannesburg on 8 July 2010.
  14. 14. Official Poster • Announced on 30 January 2013 in Rio de Janerio • Features a map of the country made up from the outlines of football players' legs kicking a football. • Also depicts the Brazilian culture and other features of the Brazilian nation such as the fauna and flora. • The colourful poster represents the beauty and diversity of Brazil
  15. 15. Mascot • Named ‘Fuleco’ • Represents an armadillo, which is an endangered species in Brazil. • The name was chosen after an online voting process in which 1.7 million people took part • Around 48% of people voted for Fuleco • It is a portmanteau of the words "Futebol" ("Football") and "Ecologia" ("Ecology”)
  16. 16. Official Ball • Named ‘Adidas Brazuca’ • Name was selected by a public vote that received responses from more than 1 million Brazilian football fans • Brazuca received over 70 per cent of the vote • The other names in competition were Bossa Nova and Carnavalesca • Adidas is the official FIFA World Cup match ball supplier since 1970
  17. 17. Qualified teams
  18. 18. The 32 teams to qualify for the World Cup are: EUROPE • Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, France ASIA • Japan, Australia, Iran, South Korea SOUTH AMERICA • Brazil (hosts), Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) • United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico AFRICA • Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana, Algeria
  19. 19. Groups
  20. 20. Venues and Stadiums
  21. 21. 1.Rio De Janerio Stadium Name: Estadio do Maracana Established: 1950 Seating Capacity: 77000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match,1 Quarterfinal and the Final
  22. 22. 2. Brasilia Stadium Name: Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha Established: 1974 Seating Capacity: 71,000 Matches to be played: 5 group, 1 round of 16, 1 Quarterfinal and the 3rd-4th playoff match.
  23. 23. 3. Sao Paulo Stadium Name: Arena Corinthians/Arena de Itaquera Established: 2013(new) Seating Capacity: 68,000 Matches to be played: 4 group including opening match, 1 round of 16 match, 1 Semifinal
  24. 24. 4. Fortaleza Stadium Name: Arena Castelão/Gigante da Boa Vista Established: 1973 Seating Capacity: 64,000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match, 1 Quarterfinal
  25. 25. 5. Belo Horizonte Stadium Name: Estadio Mineirao Established: 1965 Seating Capacity: 64,000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match, 1 Semifinal
  26. 26. 6. Salvador Stadium Name: Arena Fonte Nova Established: 2013 Seating Capacity: 54,000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match, 1 Quarterfinal
  27. 27. 7. Porto Alegre Stadium Name: Estadia Beira Rio Established: 1969 Seating Capacity: 52000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match
  28. 28. 8. Recife Stadium Name: Arena Pernambuco Established: 2013(new) Seating Capacity: 46,000 Matches to be played: 4 group, 1 round of 16 match
  29. 29. 9. Manaus Stadium Name: Arena da Amazonia Established: 2013(new) Seating Capacity: 44,000 Matches to be played: 4 group
  30. 30. 10.Cuiaba Stadium Name: Arena Pantanal Established: 2013(new) Seating Capacity: 43,000 Matches to be played: 4 group
  31. 31. 11.Natal Stadium Name: Arena das Dunas Established: 2014(new) Seating Capacity: 43,000 Matches to be played: 4 group
  32. 32. 12.Curitiba Stadium Name: Arena da Baixada Established: 1999 Seating Capacity: 41,000 Matches to be played: 4 group
  33. 33. Brazil 2014 12 June – 13 July

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