The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.
It took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014, after the country
was awarded the hosting rights in 2007. It was the second time that
Brazil staged the competition (the first was in 1950), and the fifth time that it was held in South America.