We bring you the most current and relevant 2014 World Cup news articles each day. Additionally, we provide summaries and links to articles covering the most important soccer news leading up to the championship match that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 13th, 2014.
The preliminary draw took place in Rio de Janeiro on July 30th, 2011 at which Brazilian football greats Ronaldo, Cafu, Neymar, Bebeto, Lucas and others participated.
207 teams from countries represented in the 6 FIFA Confederations (North American, Central American, South American, Asian, African, and Oceanian) will compete in 816 qualifying matches, including round-robin tournaments, through November 2013.
Only 32 teams will qualify to play in Brazil for a total of 64 games to win the 2014 World Cup title. 31 country's teams will have to qualify, with Brazil as the host country given an automatic berth.
Brazil announces friendly matches with Portugal in September. Sun 04 May 2013. SambaFoot
Will renovations of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro be ready for the 2013 Confederations Cup? Weds, 27 Feb 2013. The Rio Times
Lucas Moura could outshine Neymar at the World Cup - so says soccer great Zico. Tues, 26 Feb 2013. SambaFoot
5 Biggest Challenges for Brazil's Team as it Prepares for World Cup 2014. Thurs, 21 Feb 2013.
USA team loses to Honduras in the opening match of the CONCACAF qualifying round. Wed, 06 Feb 2013. CNN