The 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is an event that is held every four years, will take place in Brazil between 12 June to 13 July 2014. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. The tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina, and the fifth time overall.
A total of 64 matches are to be played in twelve cities across Brazil in either new or redeveloped stadiums, with the tournament beginning with a group stage. For the first time at a World Cup Finals, the matches will use goal-line technology. Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final to win its first World title. The previous four World Cups staged in South America were all won by South American teams
The stadiums where the matches will be held are all new.