Have you always dreamed about seeing the World Cup live? Well, thanks to Ticketbis, this dream could finally come true! Ticketbis has a range of World Cup Tickets, so make sure you get your hands on some before they sell out! The world’s greatest football competition, the FIFA World Cup, will be held in Brazil in 2014. This will be Brazil’s second time to have held the competition, making them the fifth country to have hosted the tournament more than once. The last time Brazil hosted the World Cup was back in the 1950’s, where they nearly went onto winning the competition, however they lost to Uruguay. The tournament is one of the biggest and most watched sporting events in the world. Nearly 800 million people tuned in to watch the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Germany. Only thirty two nations will be able to compete in this incredible tournament. Find out which are the strongest teams to qualify to the upcoming World Cup. Get your World Cup 2014 tickets here and be part of the action!!
Founded in 1930, the first World Cup was held in Uruguay, which was also the first nation to win the championship, during that time, only 13 teams from North America, South America and Europe participated. After that, several changes were made during 1932 until 1998; more teams were allowed to take part in the competition reaching a total of 32 teams. The World Cup which took place in 1950 in Brazil was the first time to include British teams. As prior to the war British participants were unhappy about playing against teams that they were at war. After the Second World War, the tournament slowly began introducing new teams to the World Cup, which resulted in 32 teams; however half of these teams go onto the knockout stage. The World Cup begins with the group stage, in which there are eight groups of four teams each. Each team is set to play three matches against the other teams within the same group. The best teams in the group are determined by different factors, those being the amount of points, greatest goal difference and the number of goals scored in each group match. The two best teams from each group then advance to the knockout stage. The knockout stage consists of sixteen teams, taken from the second round, in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of the other group. This stage is based on single-elimination, whereby each team plays against the other in a one-off match. The knockout phase is followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place match and lastly the final. If you want to watch a World Cup match, but can’t afford to watch all of the matches, rest assured, we have a great offering of tickets. Come to Ticketbis to buy your World Cup 2014 tickets!
Since the initial tournament back in the thirties, the championship has taken place every four years, except during the time of the Second World War. Leading up to the World Cup, there is a qualification phase which happens over a period of three years and determines the teams fit to qualify for the championship. At present, Brazil is the team with the most World Cup titles, with 5 World Cup Trophies followed by Italy, Germany and Argentina. Brazil is the only team that has played in every World Cup since its foundation. Spain was the winner of the last edition of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, in which they beat the Netherlands 1-0 in what was a very exciting match. It was Andrés Iniesta’s goal in the 116th minute that earned Spain their first ever world title, making them the eighth nation to win the competition. The atmosphere after the victory was out of this world as there were huge fiestas in Spain and many people went to greet the Spanish team at the airport. Who will win this year? There is a lot of controversy about who could win next year’s World Cup. Both Brazil and Germany have great teams, making them strong contenders to win the game. Spain could possibly win again as they are a very strong team, and they have some of the best players in the world. Netherlands is the same, they played very well last time and they narrowly lost to Spain. Nevertheless, could their experience from last time knock their confidence? As always the World Cup is set to be a nail-biting and exciting tournament, make sure you are part of the action and get your Brazil World Cup 2014 tickets before they sell out!!
There have been many rivalries throughout the World Cup’s existence, but have made the tournament all the more exciting. Germany and the Netherlands have had one of the longest-standing football rivalries, partly due to their history rooting back to the Second World War. Things were made worse when the Dutch lost to Germany in the 1974 World Cup final. Since then the rivalry between the two countries has been very strong. Both teams have met a total of 40 times, only eight of them being competitive. Overall, there have been fifteen victories for Germany and ten for the Netherlands.
Another famous rivalry is between Argentina and England, which is more unusual than other rivalries, partly due to the fact that it is an intercontinental one. The feud began during the 1966 FIFA World Cup when the two teams came head to head during the quarter-finals of the tournament. The rivalry was further strained when the UK went to war with Argentina over the Falklands Islands. The intense rivalry has often made matches between the two teams very exciting and attracted a lot of media attention. If you want to see these two teams play, make sure you bag your Brazil World Cup tickets here!The last World Cup was spectacular and attracted football fans from all over the world to South Africa. If you have always dreamed about attending the World Cup, this is your chance to do so! Ticketbis has a wide range of World Cup tickets, so you can be sure you won’t miss out on seeing your country or favourite team play. Buy your World Cup 2014 tickets today and be part of the action! CAT 4' Tickets are valid only for residents of Brazil