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Logo of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
|Host country||Empire of Japan|
|Dates||11 June - 11 July 2014|
|Teams||32 (from 5 confederations)|
|Champions||Empire of Japan (1st Title)|
|Fourth place||Republic of Iberia|
|Attendance||3,755,692 (58,683 per match)|
The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the tournament for the association football world championship, which took place at several venues across the Empire of Japan. Japan won the tournament, the country's first and best result in the FIFA World Cup since 2006 when it made it to third place. This is also the first world cup in which the Japanese dependencies made it in.
The sponsors for this event includes:
- All Nippon Airways
- Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Yingli Solar
Asia and Oceania
- Fuji TV, NHK, Nippon Television, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo - Japan
- CCTV - China
- RS Public Company Limited, BBTV Ch7, Channel 5 - Thailand
- Sony SIX - India
- Persia Broadcasting - Persia
- ABS-CBN Sports & Action - Republic of Philippines
- TVLAO, CTN - Lan Xang
- SBS - Australia
- PTV Sports, Ten Sports - Pakistan
- STV 2 - Scandinavia
- BBC Sport - England
- SBC - Scotland
- RTÉ - Ireland
- TF1, beIN Sports, France Télévisions - France
- ARD, ZDF - Germany
- Gol Televisión - Iberia
- RAI, Sky Italia - Italy
- TVP - Poland
- RTVS - Slovakia
- RTV Slovenija - Slovenia
- RTS - Serbia
- HRT - Croatia
- BNT - Bulgaria
- TVR - Romania
- RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg - Luxembourg
- TVYG - Yugoslavia
- Caracol TV, RCN TV, Millicom - Colombia
- Rede Globo, Rede Bandeirantes, SporTV - Brazil
- STVS - Suriname
- ATV - Peru
- GTV - Guyane/Guiana
- Monte Carlo TV, Sociedad Televisora Larrañaga - Argentina
- TyC Sports, TV Pública Digital - Patagonia
- SportsMax - Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, other independent Caribbean countries
- Televisora Nacional, Cable Onda - Panama/Costa Rica
- Televisa, TV Azteca, Cinépolis - Mexico
- TexSport - Texas
- QTV - Quebec
- CBC, TVA Sports - Canada
- ESPN - American Union
- Florida Sport - Florida
- Univision - Plains
- ZBC - Zulu
- RTI - Côte d'Ivoire?
- ETV - Ethiopia
- CRTV - Holy Empire of Kongo
- ENTV - North African Union
- TPA - Angola?
- CKTV - Central Kongo
- TVM - Mozambique
- beIN Sports - Mauritania, Sudan?
- SuperSport, Canal+7 - Mali?, Gambia/Senegal?, Chad?
- Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, Optima Sports Management International - Nigeria
- SABC, SuperSport - South Africa
Six nations from Asia qualified for the World Cup. Australia took qualifications as the AFC in this tournament.
- Empire of Japan (Host) (one)
- Empire of Thailand (17)
- Japanese Taiwan (three)
- Japanese Korea (ten)
- Empire of China (five)
- Republic of Australia and New Zealand (22)
Six nations from Africa qualified for the World Cup.
- Holy Empire of Kongo
- Zulu Republic
- South African Republic
- Central Kongo
- North African Union
- Greater Mozambique Republic
Four nations from North and Central America qualified for the World Cup.
Six nations from South America qualified for the World Cup.
Ten nations from Europe qualified for the World Cup.
- German Empire
- Republic of France
- Republic of Iberia
- Empire of Italy
- Russian Empire
- Kingdom of England
- Czech Republic
- Scandinavian Union
"Connecting" by Team World was selected as the official anthem for the World Cup.
- International Stadium Yokohama (Group/Finals)
- Ajinomoto Stadium (Group/knockouts)
- Saitama Stadium 2002 (Group/knockouts)
- Toyota Stadium (knockouts)
- Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA (knockouts)
- Nagai Stadium (third place match/knockouts)
Team Base Camps
Base camps were used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. Most opted to stay in Central Honshu, with an exception of the Russian, Holy Kongo and Scandinavian teams, who stayed in northern Honshu.
Teams highlighted in green advance to knockout rounds.
|Union of American States||3||1||1||1||5||4||+1||4|
|North African Union||3||0||2||1||2|
|Republic of California||3||0||0||3||0|
|Holy Republic of Kongo||3||1||0||2||3|