The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the once in a four years world championship for men’s national football teams organized by FIFA. It is organized in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014, after the country was rewarded the hosting rights in 2007. It was the second time that Brazil hosted the occasion, the first being in 1950, and the fifth time that it took place in South America.
Thirty-one national teams went through qualification matches to join the host nation in the final tournament. A total of 64 matches took place in 12 venues situated in as many host cities throughout Brazil. For the first time at a World Cup finals, match officials applied goal-line technology, as well as getting rid of foam for free kicks.
FIFA Fan Fests in each host city attracted up to 5 million people, and the country gained 1 million visitors from 202 countries.
The group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was organized in Brazil from 12 June 2014 to 26 June 2014: each team anticipated in three games. It was special due to a scarcity of draws and a vast number of goals. The first drawn match did not happen until the 13th match of the tournament, between Iran and Nigeria: a drought longer than any World Cup since 1930. The group stage achieved 136 goals (an average of 2.83 goals per match), nine fewer than that during the 2010 tournament. This is the biggest number of goals in the group stage since the 32-team system was applied in 1998 and the highest average in a group stage since 1958. World Cup holders Spain were eliminated after only two games, the quickest exit for the defending champions since Italy’s from the 1950 tournament. Spain also became the fourth competitor to be eliminated in the first round while holding the World Cup title, the previous one being Italy in 1950 (and again in 2010), Brazil in 1966, and France in 2002.
But which do you choose: 2014-fifa-world-cup-live-streaming or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12.June.2014)?
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is big, clever and fiercely committed to its premise, and it leaves an interestingly bitter aftertaste. Like the previous, 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes“, it adapts situations and images from the 1960s and ’70s “Apes” movies and recreates them as glorious dramas. These new innovations in the franchise aren’t as satiric as the original “Apes” films, but they’re just as joyfully political; the striking difference is the sense of intimacy. The politics are personal as they were portrayed through the character of Caesar (Andy Serkis). That’s a must-see movie! So which do you choose? Let’s tell us your answer after watching all clips, thanks.