FIFA 2014 was played in the South American country Brazil during June-July 2014. It is the world's football championship event held every 4 years. There were 32 countries participating in the finals of the event. 32 countries were qualified and were classified into 8 groups of 4 teams each. They played against one another against every other country in the group. From this league stage, 16 teams entered the prequarter final stage. There were knock-out games there after. The games were played at Rio, Brasilla, Sao Paulo and 9 other venues.
In the final game Germany defeated Argentina by 1 goal to = nil. The prize money was $ 576 million.
For the first time in a football world cup final stage, goal line technology was used. By using fast cameras at the goal post line, it was decided whether the football crossed the line or not and whether it was actually a goal.
Also, vanishing cream was used for free kicks to mark the closest line where the players of the defending team could stand near the player taking a free kick.
The current title holders of world cup 2010, Spain were eliminated at the group stage itself. Brazil received about 1 million sports lovers to watch this game form the world. Brazilians cried their heart out when their team was losing in the semifinals.
Rodriguez was awarded golden boot for his maximum number of goals. Golden ball was awarded to Lionel messi, the captain of Argentinian team.