Message Posted On Sunday, January 12th 2014 at 1:55 pm
- The tournament will be played from June 12th to July 13th.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina are the only debutant.
- The OFC region will have no representation for the first time since 2002.
- 24 of the 32 countries were present at the previous tournament.
- The previous four World Cups staged in South America were all won by South American teams.
- For the first time at a World Cup Finals, the matches will use goal-line technology.
- All world champion teams since 1930 (Uruguay, Italy, Germany, England, Argentina, France and Spain) have qualified for this tournament.