The 2014 edition was the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament that took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Brazil last hosted the competition in 1950.

31 countries came through qualification to participate along with the host nation. 64 matches were played in twelve cities with the final at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.

Sport Soccer
Country Russian Federation Russian Federation
Teams 32
Teams promoted / relegated 1

The official ball was the Adidas Brazuca and for the first time officials were assisted by goal-line technology. In 2018, the FIFA World Cup is played in Russia.