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FIFA WORLD CUP – BRAZIL 2014

14 May 2014

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.   It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in1950.
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.
Some of the key players may miss out on the World Cup squad because of knee injuries.  Radamel Falcao from Colombia is recovering from surgery after injuring his knee playing for Monaco in January.
A scan revealed ligament damage after Argentina's Fernando Gago suffered a hard knock during Boca's 0-0 draw at Colon in Santa Fe in the Argentine first division.
Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes who suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in his knee.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and England international saw his World Cup dreams ended after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the closing stages of Arsenal's FA Cup third-round victory over Tottenham.
The competition promises to be a good one with Spain, Germany and Argentina leading the charge as well as home hosts Brazil.