With less than fifty days until one of the largest sporting events, we’re all counting down.
The upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 will be a time for people of all kinds to unite for entertainment in Brasil.
This will be the 20th international men’s football tournament. The event is set to take place from 12 June 2014 to 13 July 2014. For the second time, Brasil will welcome sport spectators to enjoy football. A total of 32 teams will travel to 12 host cities to compete in the matches. The countries are:
Group A: Brasil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group B: Australia, Chile, Netherlands, Spain
Group C: Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Greece, Japan
Group D: Costa Rica, England, Italy, Uruguay
Group E: Ecuador, France, Honduras, Switzerland
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Group G: Ghana, Germany, Portugal, USA
Group H: Algeria, Belgium, Russia, South Korea
This year, the official logo is inspiration with a design of three hands creating a facepalm with yellow and green to represent Brasil. Next, FIFA commissioned an official poster designed by Brasilian Creative Agency, Crama with an official slogan: “All in One Rhythm”.
In Portuguese: “Juntos num só ritmo”. Then the official song is “We Are One” by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. For the mascot, tatu-balo emerged as an armadillo named Fuleco which is a portmanteau of futebol (football) and ecologica (ecology) raising up a football. And of course, Adidas has the privilege of providing the official Brazuca ball shown below.
I’m super excited to see what each country has to bring to the pitch. For record though, I will be supporting Brasil. Then as a way to reflect on past spectacular moments, The Telegraph has assembled instances which were significant during previous World Cups. Despite international news about the progress of the host cities’ stadiums and stability, I believe that Brasil will be able to pull off this event and shock/surprise the world. The biggest issues will be language and transportation but in these times, the national motto will will be applied: Ordem e progresso (order and progress). At the same time, this isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life in Brasil.
Additionally, this World Cup is a chance for many people to view and immerse themselves into Brasilian culture. From beaches, food, music, dance to language and style.There are vital opportunities for business to prosper from international communication. Since Brasil is an emerging nation, there is a possibility that the sport event can boost the country’s infrastructure. For the latest updates, follow FIFA’s Twitter.