Football World Cup 2014

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Football World Cup 2014
Copa do Mundo FIFA de 2014
Number of nations 32  (of 204 applicants)
World Champion GermanyGermany Germany (4th title)
venue BrazilBrazil Brazil
Opening game June 12, 2014 ( São Paulo )
Endgame July 13, 2014 ( Rio de Janeiro )
Games 64
Gates 171  (⌀: 2.67 per game)
spectator 3,429,873  (⌀: 53,592 per game)
Top scorer ColombiaColombia James Rodríguez (6 goals)
Best player ArgentinaArgentina Lionel Messi
Best goalkeeper GermanyGermany Manuel Neuer
Yellow card yellow cards 181  (⌀: 2.83 per game)
Yellow-red card Yellow-red cards (⌀: 0.05 per game)
Red card Red cards (⌀: 0.11 per game)
Penalty kicks 13  (⌀: 0.2 per game)

The final round of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Men ( english FIFA World Cup , Portuguese Copa do Mundo FIFA ) was the 20th edition of the most important tournament for football - teams and took place from 12 June to 13 July 2014 for the second time - after 1950 - held in Brazil .

Became world champion for the fourth time Germany that in, final Argentina defeated. With the victory of the German national team, the world title went to a European team for the third time in a row; for the first time a European team won on the American double continent. Host Brazil lost heavily against the German team in the semi-finals and finished fourth after the game for third place against the Netherlands . Defending champions Spain dropped out after the group stage. The Switzerland was eliminated in the second round; Austria failed in the qualification .

At this World Cup, the goal record for finals with 32 teams from 1998 was set with 171 goals. Germany scored the most goals (18).


Ricardo Teixeira (left), President of the CBF, and President Lula da Silva with the logo for the application (2007)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the World Cup awards in Zurich

The South American football confederation CONMEBOL had agreed on Brazil as the only applicant for the 2014 World Cup, u. a. because this year the Brazilian football association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) celebrated its 100th anniversary. In December 2006, Colombia initially announced its intention to submit an application, but withdrew it on April 11, 2007.

Finally, on April 13, 2007, Brazil was the only candidate to hand over the so-called application agreement at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. On July 31, 2007, the complete, 900-page candidacy dossier was handed over to Sepp Blatter by the President of the CBF, Ricardo Teixeira , on time , which included all the necessary government guarantees. However, this did not automatically mean that Brazil was awarded the contract. The further procedure now envisaged an examination of the candidacy by FIFA, which also included an inspection visit to Brazil in August 2007. Five of the 18 possible venues were visited, and the other possible venues were also presented in Rio de Janeiro . After the final presentation by the Brazilian Football Association on October 29, Brazil was finally confirmed as host by the FIFA Executive Committee on October 30, 2007 in Zurich . The last major football tournament in Brazil before the award was the 1989 Copa America . With the acceptance of the World Cup, Brazil also hosted the 2013 Confederations Cup, which was the dress rehearsal for the World Cup tournament .


On May 31, 2009, FIFA announced the twelve cities that had been selected from a total of 17 applicants to host the 2014 World Cup. The opening game took place in São Paulo , the final was played in Rio de Janeiro . The candidacies of the cities of Belém , Campo Grande , Florianópolis , Goiânia and Rio Branco were not considered .

The following information on capacity refers to the information provided by FIFA, which may be below the maximum capacity of the stadiums due to the stricter conditions at a World Cup.

Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Mineirão) Estádio Nacional Arena Pantanal Arena da Baixada
Belo Horizonte Brasília Cuiabá Curitiba
Mineirão Estádio Nacional Arena Pantanal Arena da Baixada
Capacity: 58,170
Capacity: 69,349
(new build)
Capacity: 41,112
(new construction)
Capacity: 39,631
Games: 6 Games: 7 Games: 4 Games: 4
Total audience: 345,350 Total audience: 478,218 Total audience: 158,717 Total audience: 156,991
Cut: 57,558 Cut: 68.317 Cut: 39,679 Cut: 39,248
2014 venues in Brazil
Arena da Amazônia
Fortaleza Manaus
Castelão Arena da Amazônia
Capacity: 60,342
Capacity: 40,549
(new build)
Games: 6 Games: 4
Total audience: 356,896 Total audience: 160,227
Cut: 59,483 Cut: 40,057
Arena das Dunas Estádio Beira-Rio
natal Porto Alegre
Arena das Dunas Estádio Beira-Rio
Capacity: 39,971
(new build)
Capacity: 43,394
Games: 4 Games: 5
Total audience: 158,167 Total audience: 214,969
Cut: 39,542 Cut: 42,994
Arena Pernambuco Maracanã Arena Fonte Nova Arena de Sao Paulo
Recife Rio de Janeiro Salvador São Paulo
Arena Pernambuco Maracanã Arena Fonte Nova Arena de Sao Paulo
Capacity: 42,610
(new construction)
Capacity: 74,738
Capacity: 51,900
(new build)
Capacity: 62,601
(new build)
Games: 5 Games: 7 Games: 6 Games: 6
Total audience: 204,882 Total audience: 519,189 Total audience: 300,674 Total audience: 375,593
Cut: 40,976 Cut: 74,170 Cut: 50.112 Cut: 62,559
  1. The stadium is located in the suburb of São Lourenço da Mata .


The distribution of the starting places was determined at the meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee on March 2 and 3, 2011 in Zurich. The draw for the qualifying groups took place on July 30, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro .

The places for the final round were allocated as follows:

Two of the participants were determined in intercontinental play-offs between an Asia representative and a South American representative as well as between representatives from Oceania and CONCACAF.


The host country Brazil was set to participate. The team from Bosnia and Herzegovina took part in the finals of a football World Cup for the first time. The following 32 national teams were qualified:

13 UEFA (Europe) BelgiumBelgium Belgium Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina GermanyGermany Germany EnglandEngland England FranceFrance France
GreeceGreece Greece ItalyItaly Italy CroatiaCroatia Croatia NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands PortugalPortugal Portugal
RussiaRussia Russia SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland SpainSpain Spain
6 CONMEBOL (South America)
including hosts:
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina ChileChile Chile EcuadorEcuador Ecuador ColombiaColombia Colombia UruguayUruguay Uruguay
BrazilBrazil Brazil
5 CAF (Africa) AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast GhanaGhana Ghana CameroonCameroon Cameroon NigeriaNigeria Nigeria
4 CONCACAF (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica HondurasHonduras Honduras MexicoMexico Mexico United StatesUnited States United States
4 AFC (Asia) AustraliaAustralia Australia IranIran Iran JapanJapan Japan Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea
World map of the participants and their placements


The group stage draw for the final round took place on December 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (CET) in Costa do Sauípe . The organizing committee had set the pots three days beforehand. The hosts and the seven leaders of the October 2013 FIFA world rankings were selected as the heads of the eight groups . They formed lottery pot 1, pots 2 to 4 were filled according to regional criteria.

Pot 1 (seeded teams): Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Switzerland

Pot 2 (Africa and South America): Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Chile, Ecuador

Pot 3 (Asia, North and Central America): Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA

Pot 4 (Europe): Bosnia-Herzegovina, England, France, Greece, Italy (moved to Pot 2 by lot) , Croatia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia

Brazil was seeded as the head of group A, the other seeded teams were drawn as the heads of groups B to H. The teams from pots 2, 3 and 4 were now drawn into the groups in order, ascending from group A to H. So that a maximum of two European teams came into each group, one of the nine European teams from pot 4 was previously drawn into the pot by lottery 2 postponed and then one of the four South American teams from Pot 1 was drawn. Italy was drawn into Pot 2 and then into the group of Uruguay. It was also taken into account that the two South American teams in Pot 2 should not be assigned to any South American group head. As a result, with Uruguay, Italy and England, three former world champions came into one group for the first time.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
BrazilBrazil Brazil SpainSpain Spain ColombiaColombia Colombia UruguayUruguay Uruguay
CroatiaCroatia Croatia NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands GreeceGreece Greece Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica
MexicoMexico Mexico ChileChile Chile Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast EnglandEngland England
CameroonCameroon Cameroon AustraliaAustralia Australia JapanJapan Japan ItalyItaly Italy
Group E Group F. Group G Group H.
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland ArgentinaArgentina Argentina GermanyGermany Germany BelgiumBelgium Belgium
EcuadorEcuador Ecuador Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina PortugalPortugal Portugal AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria
FranceFrance France IranIran Iran GhanaGhana Ghana RussiaRussia Russia
HondurasHonduras Honduras NigeriaNigeria Nigeria United StatesUnited States United States Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea

Information on the individual World Cup groups and teams by clicking on the respective link.

Of the eight seeded teams in the group stage, seven eventually reached the final round, five of them as group winners.

Rulebook and mode

Tournament form

In the group stage there were eight groups with four participants each. Within the groups, each team played against each other, i.e. six games per group. The winner of each match received three points, the loser none, and in the event of a tie, each received one point. The ranking was then determined according to the following criteria:

  1. Points from all group matches
  2. Goal difference from all group matches
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Number of points from the direct encounters of the teams with the same points in the group matches
  5. Goal difference in the direct encounters of the teams with equal points in the group matches
  6. Number of goals scored in group matches between teams with the same number of points
  7. Drawing of lots

First and second in each group qualified for the round of 16, the others were eliminated. Eighth, quarter, semi-finals and finals were played in the knockout system , i. H. the loser of the game was eliminated from the tournament. (Exception: the losers of the semi-finals were still playing for 3rd place) If a game was tied after 90 minutes, 2 × 15 minutes of extra time were played. If there was no winner after that, a penalty shoot-out decided the game.

The teams from groups A, B, C, D qualified for the round of 16 could meet teams from groups E, F, G, H in the semi-finals at the earliest. Teams from the same group could have met again in the final or in the game for third place at the earliest.

Technical aids

The free kick spray in action during the match between Switzerland and Ecuador on
June 15, 2014

On February 19, 2013, FIFA announced that it would use goal-line technology for the first time at the 2014 finals in Brazil . The decision was made to use the camera-based goal-line technology GoalControl -4-D. The system developed in Germany consists of seven high-speed cameras per goal and, when a goal is scored, sends a signal to the referee's watch, which uses vibration and visual signals to indicate whether a goal has been scored. This goal-line technology is intended to support the referees in deciding whether the ball has completely crossed the goal line so that incorrect decisions can be avoided.

The first controversial scene in which the new goal-line technique was decisive was the goal for France 2-0 against Honduras, in which the Honduran goalkeeper Noel Valladares steered the ball over the goal line after a shot by Karim Benzema .

For free kicks, a spray was used for the first time to mark the position limits for the game ball and defensive wall on the lawn. This was to prevent the defending players from standing unnoticed closer to the ball than allowed, or from taking the free kick from a more favorable position than intended. Since the spray proved to be helpful during the World Cup, it has since been used in numerous European leagues as well as the Bundesliga.

Drinking breaks

For the first time, drinking breaks were introduced at a World Cup due to a decision by a Brazilian labor court . After every 30 minutes, the referee could interrupt the game for 3 minutes if the temperature exceeded 32 ° C.

The first drinking break was arranged by referee Pedro Proença from Portugal in the round of 16 between the Netherlands and Mexico in Fortaleza in the 32nd and 76th minutes at 34 ° C.

Group stage

Times are given in local time UTC − 3 , for Manaus and Cuiabá UTC − 4 , followed by Central European Summer Time (CEST) (UTC + 2) in brackets . Winners of a match and the teams in the group tables that have reached the round of 16 are shown in bold.

Group A

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. BrazilBrazil Brazil  3  2  1  0 007: 200  +5 07th
 2. MexicoMexico Mexico  3  2  1  0 004: 100  +3 07th
 3. CroatiaCroatia Croatia  3  1  0  2 006: 600  ± 0 03
 4th CameroonCameroon Cameroon  3  0  0  3 001: 900  −8 00
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo
Brazil - Croatia 3: 1 (1: 1)
Fri., June 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Natal
Mexico - Cameroon 1: 0 (0: 0)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza
Brazil - Mexico 0-0
Wed., June 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Thursday, 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Manaus
Cameroon - Croatia 0: 4 (0: 1)
Mon., June 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília (Estàdio Nacional)
Cameroon - Brazil 1: 4 (1: 2)
Mon., June 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Recife
Croatia - Mexico 1: 3 (0: 0)

In the opening game between Brazil and Croatia, a Brazilian team scored their first own goal at a World Cup in the 11th minute. This was the first time that the first goal in a World Cup was an own goal. A long-range goal by Neymar in the 29th minute and a controversial penalty in the 70th minute gave Brazil a 2-1 lead. In the first minute of stoppage time, Oscar increased the score to 3-1.

Mexico also started the group stage with a 1-0 win over Cameroon. Mexico were denied two goals because of offside, but both were wrong decisions. The linesman in charge was later no longer used by the FIFA Referees Department. Cameroon was also denied a rule-compliant goal.

The third game, the game between Brazil and Mexico, ended goalless. For Cameroon, the 4-0 defeat against Croatia in the second game meant the premature end, similar to 2010 .

With a 4-1 victory over Cameroon, Brazil secured the group victory over the Mexicans who tied on points and beat Croatia 3-1.

Group B

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands  3  3  0  0 010: 300  +7 09
 2. ChileChile Chile  3  2  0  1 005: 300  +2 06th
 3. SpainSpain Spain  3  1  0  2 004: 700  −3 03
 4th AustraliaAustralia Australia  3  0  0  3 003: 900  −6 00
Fri., June 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador
Spain - Netherlands 1: 5 (1: 1)
Fri., June 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Sat., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Cuiabá
Chile - Australia 3: 1 (2: 1)
Wed., June 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Porto Alegre
Australia - Netherlands 2: 3 (1: 1)
Wed., June 18, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro
Spain - Chile 0: 2 (0: 2)
Mon., June 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Curitiba
Australia - Spain 0: 3 (0: 1)
Mon., June 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo
Netherlands - Chile 2: 0 (0: 0)

In the first game in Group B, Spain and the Netherlands faced world champions and runner-up world champions from 2010. The Spaniards took the lead in the 27th minute with a penalty shot by Xabi Alonso. Robin van Persie equalized shortly before half-time. In the second half, the Dutch scored a controversial goal by Stefan de Vrij (64th minute), a goal by van Persie (72nd minute) and two goals by Arjen Robben (53rd, 80th minute) for a 5-1 victory . This was also the biggest defeat of a World Cup defending champion. The second game of the first day of Group B ended with a 3-1 win for the Chileans against the "Socceroos" from Australia.

The encounter against Australia secured the Dutchman the round of 16. First, Robben took the lead in the 20th minute, which was equalized one minute later by Tim Cahill. At the beginning of the second half, the Australians were temporarily in front thanks to a hand penalty converted by Jedinak. Van Persie and Memphis Depay, however, scored 3-2 with goals for the Netherlands. In the following game, the Spaniards missed their chances to take the lead, and Chileans Vargas and Aranguiz scored the 2-0 half-time result, which remained in the second half. The defending champion was eliminated in the group stage.

While the Dutch made the group win against the Chileans, the Spaniards said goodbye to this World Cup with a win against Australia.

Group C

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. ColombiaColombia Colombia  3  3  0  0 009: 200  +7 09
 2. GreeceGreece Greece  3  1  1  1 002: 400  −2 04th
 3. Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast  3  1  0  2 004: 500  −1 03
 4th JapanJapan Japan  3  0  1  2 002: 600  −4 01
Sat., June 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte
Colombia - Greece 3: 0 (1: 0)
Sat., June 14, 2014, 10:00 p.m. (Sun., 3:00 a.m. CEST) in Recife
Ivory Coast - Japan 2: 1 (0: 1)
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília
Colombia - Ivory Coast 2: 1 (0: 0)
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (Friday, 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Natal
Japan - Greece 0-0
Tue., June 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Cuiabá
Japan - Colombia 1: 4 (1: 1)
Tue., June 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza
Greece - Ivory Coast 2: 1 (1: 0)

Colombia took an early lead against Greece through Armero. In the second half of the game Gutiérrez and Rodríguez increased to 3-0 against the southern Europeans. Keisuke Honda scored the opening goal in the 16th minute of the Ivory Coast versus Japan match. The Ivorian side scored the winner within two minutes after Didier Drogba was substituted on by Bony and Gervinho in the 62nd minute.

Already against the Ivory Coast Colombia made it clear that they would advance to the round of 16. Colombia scored in the 64th and 70th minutes before the Ivory Coast scored three minutes later through Gervinho. The Colombians secured a 2-1 victory and the last sixteen, which they last reached at the 1990 World Cup . Japan did not prevail against the defense of Greece, although the Japanese played in the majority from the 36th minute. Katsouranis saw the yellow-red card, but the game ended goalless. On the last day of the match, the battle for second place in the group was decided. While the Japanese were clearly defeated by the Colombian representation, the Ivory Coast held a 1-1 draw until the 93rd minute, which would have meant reaching the second round. The game was then decided by a penalty kick in stoppage time, so that the Greeks made it to the next round with a win and the only team with a negative goal difference.

Group D

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica  3  2  1  0 004: 100  +3 07th
 2. UruguayUruguay Uruguay  3  2  0  1 004: 400  ± 0 06th
 3. ItalyItaly Italy  3  1  0  2 002: 300  −1 03
 4th EnglandEngland England  3  0  1  2 002: 400  −2 01
Sat, June 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza
Uruguay - Costa Rica 1: 3 (1: 0)
Sat., June 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Sun., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Manaus
England - Italy 1: 2 (1: 1)
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo
Uruguay - England 2: 1 (1: 0)
Fri., June 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Recife
Italy - Costa Rica 0: 1 (0: 1)
Tue., June 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Natal
Italy - Uruguay 0: 1 (0: 0)
Tue., June 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte
Costa Rica - England 0-0

Uruguay took the lead in the group's first game against Costa Rica in the 24th minute with a Cavani penalty , but had to accept an equalizer in the 54th minute from Campbell . Three minutes later, Costa Rica took the lead through Duarte and later increased to the final score of 1: 3 through substitute Ureña . In the last minute of stoppage time, Pereira saw the red card after a gross foul. In the second game of the first match day, Italy beat England 2-1. In a largely defensive game, the Italians took the lead in the 35th minute through Marchisio , before Sturridge equalized two minutes later after a cross from Rooney to make it 1-1 at halftime. Balotelli scored the winning goal in the 50th minute.

The second matchday began with the game Uruguay against England, which could mean the end for the loser. In an initially even game, the South Americans took the lead in the 39th minute with a header from Suárez. After the half-time break, the duels became more intense, but the chances to score fewer. It was not until the 75th minute that England equalized with Rooney's first World Cup goal. Almost ten minutes later, Suárez shot to make it 2-1. The Costa Ricans defeated the Italians 1-0 and thus advanced to the round of 16 early. The only goal of the game was headed by Ruiz just before half-time after a cross from Díaz . England was eliminated from the group stage for the first time since 1958 , with the team not qualifying for the tournament in 1974, 1978 and 1994.

On the last day of the match, Italy against Uruguay decided who would make it to the round of 16 alongside Costa Rica. Italy have only played 10 players since the 59th minute after Marchisio was dismissed; in the 79th minute, Suárez caused a scandal with a bite in the shoulder of his opponent Chiellini . Suárez was banned from FIFA for nine compulsory international matches after the game and sentenced to four months' exclusion from all football activities and a fine. Uruguay's captain Godín made it 1-0 in the 81st minute in favor of the South Americans. As a result, Italy was eliminated for the second time in a row after the group matches.

Costa Rica won the group with a 0-0 win against England.

Group E

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. FranceFrance France  3  2  1  0 008: 200  +6 07th
 2. SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland  3  2  0  1 007: 600  +1 06th
 3. EcuadorEcuador Ecuador  3  1  1  1 003: 300  ± 0 04th
 4th HondurasHonduras Honduras  3  0  0  3 001: 800  −7 00
Sun., June 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília
Switzerland - Ecuador 2: 1 (0: 1)
Sun., June 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Porto Alegre
France - Honduras 3: 0 (1: 0)
Fri., June 20, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador
Switzerland - France 2: 5 (0: 3)
Fri., June 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (Sat., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Curitiba
Honduras - Ecuador 1: 2 (1: 1)
Wed., June 25, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Manaus
Honduras - Switzerland 0: 3 (0: 2)
Wed., June 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro
Ecuador - France 0-0

In the opening game of this World Cup group, Switzerland fell 0-1 behind against Ecuador, but turned the game around after the break and finally celebrated a 2-1 win with a goal in the 93rd minute by Seferovic . At the same time, France beat Honduras 3-0 in Porto Alegre, with Benzema playing a key role in all three goals. After Palacios were excluded, Honduras was outnumbered from the 43rd minute.

On the second match day, Switzerland and France met the two first winners. At the break, the French were ahead 3-0 with goals from Giroud, Matuidi and Valbuena. Benzema failed in the 32nd minute with a penalty to Benaglio , but increased to 4-0 in the 67th minute. After Sissoko's 5-0 win, the Swiss scored two more goals from Džemaili and Granit Xhaka . Another goal from Benzema was not recognized because the referee had already blown the game immediately before. In the duel between the two losers on the first day of the match, Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 after being 0-1 behind. This gave Ecuador a chance to reach the last 16 with a win in their last game against France.

But it was only enough to score 0-0, which secured the French group victory. At the same time, Switzerland secured second place with a 3-0 victory over Honduras and thus also reached the second round. Xherdan Shaqiri scored all three goals for the Swiss. Ecuador was the only team in South America to fail in the preliminary round. Honduras remained without points and was the only team from North and Central America to retire early.

Group F.

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. ArgentinaArgentina Argentina  3  3  0  0 006: 300  +3 09
 2. NigeriaNigeria Nigeria  3  1  1  1 003: 300  ± 0 04th
 3. Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina  3  1  0  2 004: 400  ± 0 03
 4th IranIran Iran  3  0  1  2 001: 400  −3 01
Sun., June 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (Mon., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro
Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2: 1 (1: 0)
Mon., June 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Curitiba
Iran - Nigeria 0-0
Sat, June 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte
Argentina - Iran 1: 0 (0: 0)
Sat., June 21, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Sun., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Cuiabá
Nigeria - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1: 0 (1: 0)
Wed., June 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Porto Alegre
Nigeria - Argentina 2: 3 (1: 2)
Wed., June 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran 3: 1 (1: 0)

Apparently a clear affair, the first World Cup Group F game between Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina turned out to be surprisingly exciting. Kolašinac provided significant help in the 2-1 victory for Argentina in the third minute with an unfortunate own goal. After the break, the South Americans determined the game and in the 65th minute world footballer Lionel Messi finally increased to 2-0. It got tricky again in the 85th minute when Ibišević hit the connection with a left-footed shot.

In one of the weakest games of the entire World Cup, neither Iran nor Nigeria could convince. The defensive orientation of both teams and hardly any accents to speak of led in the end to a goalless draw and a whistling concert of the disappointed spectators.

Group favorites Argentina also had a hard time on matchday two. It wasn't until shortly before the end that Messi managed to break through the Iranian stronghold and gave his team a narrow 1-0 victory. The Nigerians proved to be a superior team against Bosnia-Herzegovina and so Peter Odemwingie managed in the 29th minute to push the ball through the goalkeeper's legs to make it 1-0.

Thanks to the 3: 1 between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran, not only group winners Argentina but also their opponents Nigeria made it to the round of 16 on matchday three, despite a narrow 3-2 defeat.

Group G

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. GermanyGermany Germany  3  2  1  0 007: 200  +5 07th
 2. United StatesUnited States United States  3  1  1  1 004: 400  ± 0 04th
 3. PortugalPortugal Portugal  3  1  1  1 004: 700  −3 04th
 4th GhanaGhana Ghana  3  0  1  2 004: 600  −2 01
Mon., June 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador
Germany - Portugal 4: 0 (3: 0)
Mon., June 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (Tue., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Natal
Ghana - United States 1: 2 (0: 1)
Sat, June 21, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza
Germany - Ghana 2: 2 (0: 0)
Sun., June 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Mon., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Manaus
United States - Portugal 2: 2 (0: 1)
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Recife
United States - Germany 0: 1 (0: 0)
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília (Estàdio Nacional)
Portugal - Ghana 2: 1 (1: 0)

Germany clearly prevailed against Portugal in the first game in Group G. In the 37th minute, Pepe was sent off after a headbutt against Thomas Müller , who scored three goals, one of which was a penalty. Mats Hummels scored the 2-0 . This was the eighth time and the fourth time in a row that Germany won the opening game at a World Cup with at least four goals. The USA then defeated Ghana 2-1. The North Americans took the lead in the first minute with a goal from Clint Dempsey . Shortly before the end, the Ghanaians equalized with André Ayew . Just four minutes later, John Brooks scored the winning goal for the USA.

The second game of the German team against physically strong Ghanaians was characterized by a large number of goal chances on both sides as well as some defensive errors by the German team and ended 2-2. Mario Götze put Germany in the lead after the half-time break. However, Ghana turned the game around with goals from André Ayew and Asamoah Gyan . Miroslav Klose saved a point for the DFB selection with his goal in the 71st minute of the game. With his 15th World Cup goal, he drew level with the previous record goal scorer Ronaldo (Brazil). The game between the USA and Portugal also ended 2-2. A goal from Nani gave the southern Europeans an early lead. In the second half, however, the USA managed to turn the game around. Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey scored the two goals. In the last minute of stoppage time, however , Silvestre Varela scored the 2-2 for Portugal.

In the last German group game against the USA, there was a duel between Joachim Löw and his predecessor Jürgen Klinsmann . A draw would have been enough for Germany to win the group, for the USA it would have meant securing second place. Some media have compared this situation to the Gijón non-aggression pact . Germany finally won 1-0 against the USA, which nevertheless reached the second round in second place. Thomas Müller scored the winning goal. In the last game in Group G, Portugal achieved an ultimately worthless 2-1 win against Ghana. The Portuguese association's team benefited from an own goal by John Boye in the first half. After Asamoah Gyan equalized in the meantime, world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 2-1 final score with his 50th international goal in the closing stages . Due to the worse goal difference compared to the US team, Portugal were eliminated.

Group H.

Pl. country Sp. S. U N Gates Diff. Points
 1. BelgiumBelgium Belgium  3  3  0  0 004: 100  +3 09
 2. AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria  3  1  1  1 006: 500  +1 04th
 3. RussiaRussia Russia  3  0  2  1 002: 300  −1 02
 4th Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea  3  0  1  2 003: 600  −3 01
Tue., June 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte
Belgium - Algeria 2: 1 (0: 1)
Tue., June 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (Wed., 00:00 a.m. CEST) in Cuiabá
Russia - South Korea 1: 1 (0: 0)
Sun., June 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro
Belgium - Russia 1: 0 (0: 0)
Sun., June 22, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST) in Porto Alegre
South Korea - Algeria 2: 4 (0: 3)
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo
South Korea - Belgium 0: 1 (0: 0)
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Curitiba
Algeria - Russia 1: 1 (0: 1)

For a long time it looked like a surprise in the opening match of the World Cup Group H between Belgium and Algeria. Thanks to a penalty kick converted by Feghouli, Algeria were in the lead against favorites Belgium after 25 minutes. Only in the 70th minute did the freshly substituted Marouane Fellaini bring his team back into play with a header. Inspired by this, the Belgians increased the pressure. Just 10 minutes after the equalizer, Mertens finally managed the decisive 2-1. In the second game, both Russia and South Korea relied on defensive tactics. Accordingly, the game was uneventful and ended in a 1-1 draw with Keun-Ho Lee's goal in the 68th minute and Kerzhakov's goal in the 74th minute.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots was also able to demonstrate his instinct for impulses against Russia . After a weak first half, striker Divock Origi came on in the 57th minute , who scored the 1-0 winner in the 88th minute. South Korea showed no chance against Algeria. The 3-0 deficit at halftime could not be made up and in the end both teams parted 4-2.

In the last game of the preliminary round, Belgium secured the group victory with a 1-0 win against South Korea, while Algeria made it into the round of 16 for the first time thanks to a 1-1 draw against Russia.

Final round


The first time is always Brazilian local time UTC − 3 . The CEST is given in brackets .

Round of 16 Quarter finals Semifinals final
 A1: BrazilBrazilBrazil  21 (3) 2
 B2: ChileChileChile  1 (2)  
 BrazilBrazil Brazil 2
   ColombiaColombia Colombia 1  
 C1: ColombiaColombiaColombia  2
 D2: UruguayUruguayUruguay  0  
 BrazilBrazil Brazil 1
   GermanyGermany Germany 7th  
 E1: FranceFranceFrance  2
 Q2: NigeriaNigeriaNigeria  0  
 FranceFrance France 0
   GermanyGermany Germany 1  
 G1: GermanyGermanyGermany  12 1
 H2: AlgeriaAlgeriaAlgeria  1  
 GermanyGermany Germany 11 1
   ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 0
 B1: NetherlandsNetherlandsNetherlands  2
 A2: MexicoMexicoMexico  1  
 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 20 (4) 2
   Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica 0 (3)  
 D1: Costa RicaCosta RicaCosta Rica  21 (5) 2
 C2: GreeceGreeceGreece  1 (3)  
 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 0 (2)
   ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 20 (4) 2   3rd place match
 F1: ArgentinaArgentinaArgentina  11 1
 E2: SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  0  
 ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 1  BrazilBrazil Brazil 0
   BelgiumBelgium Belgium 0    NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 3
 H1: BelgiumBelgiumBelgium  12 1
 G2: USAUnited StatesUnited States  1  

1 win after extra time
2 win on penalties

Round of 16

Sat., June 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte ( Mineirão )
BrazilBrazil Brazil - ChileChile Chile 1: 1 n.V. (1: 1, 1: 1), 3: 2 i. E.
Sat., June 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro ( Maracanã )
ColombiaColombia Colombia - UruguayUruguay Uruguay 2: 0 (1: 0)
Sun., June 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza ( Castelão )
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands - MexicoMexico Mexico 2: 1 (0: 0)
Sun., June 29, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Recife ( Arena Pernambuco )
Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica - GreeceGreece Greece 1: 1 n.V. (1: 1, 0: 0), 5: 3 i. E.
Mon., June 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília ( Estádio Nacional )
FranceFrance France - NigeriaNigeria Nigeria 2: 0 (0: 0)
Mon., June 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Porto Alegre ( Estádio Beira-Rio )
GermanyGermany Germany - AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria 2: 1 n.V. (0: 0, 0: 0)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo ( Arena de São Paulo )
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina - SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 1: 0 a.d. (0: 0, 0: 0)
Tue., July 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador ( Arena Fonte Nova )
BelgiumBelgium Belgium - United StatesUnited States United States 2: 1 n.V. (0: 0, 0: 0)

Course of the games:

1st game: Brazil and Chile played an even game until the end. David Luiz's first goal in the 18th minute was actually an own goal by Chilean Gonzalo Jara . In the 32nd minute, Sánchez scored the equalizer for Chile. The second half and extra time went goalless and Brazil won on penalties.

Game 2: Colombia defeated the Uruguayan side, who appeared without suspended striker Luis Suárez , with two goals from James Rodríguez . This is the first time that Colombia has reached the quarter-finals of a World Cup.

Game 3: The Dutch struggled against strong Mexicans who took the lead in the 48th minute through Giovani dos Santos . Wesley Sneijder only equalized in the 88th minute . In the injury time was Robben put in the penalty area. Huntelaar converted the penalty to make it 2-1 . The stadium in Fortaleza it was so hot that after 32 and 76 minutes at a FIFA World Cup for the first time cooling-down times have been inserted.

4th game: After Bryan Ruiz's 1-0 lead (52nd) and a yellow-red card against Óscar Duarte in the 66th minute, Costa Rica defended Greece. Sokratis managed to equalize in added time. Greece continued to dominate in extra time, but no goal was scored. Keylor Navas saved Theofanis Gekas shot on penalties . Costa Rica moved into a World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

5th game: Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama showed great saves like in the group games. Paul Pogba scored the 1-0 for France after a corner in the 79th minute. In stoppage time, Nigeria's captain Joseph Yobo scored an own goal to make it 2-0 in his last international match.

6. Game: At the beginning Algeria dominated the game, but failed several times against the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer . Germany later put the Algerians under increasing pressure, but scored against the compact defense and thanks to a good performance by goalkeeper Raïs M'Bolhi no goal, so the game went into overtime. Substitute André Schürrle scored the 1-0 in the 92nd minute, Mesut Özil scored 2-0 in the last regular minute of the game. A minute later, Abdelmoumene Djabou scored the next goal to make it 2-1.

7. Game: Switzerland and Argentina neutralized each other over long stretches. It was only shortly before the end of extra time (118th minute) that Ángel di María managed to score 1-0. The subsequent rush of the Swiss remained without a goal. It was the last game of the Swiss with coach Ottmar Hitzfeld .

8th game: Belgium and the USA also went goalless in extra time. The Belgians was for Divock Origi now Romelu Lukaku substitute, who shortly after the 1 in 92 minutes: 0 by Kevin De Bruyne prepared. Lukaku scored the 2-0 in the 105th minute. For the USA, Julian Green , who had also been substituted on shortly before, scored the 2-1 final score in a strong final phase .

For the first time since the introduction of the round of 16 in 1986, all group winners prevailed. A trend that has continued since the 2006 World Cup : at that time, six of the eight group winners won the round of 16, in 2010 it was seven out of eight. For the first time, five of the eight games went into overtime.

Quarter finals

Fri., July 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Rio de Janeiro ( Maracanã )
FranceFrance France - GermanyGermany Germany 0: 1 (0: 1)
Fri., July 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Fortaleza ( Castelão )
BrazilBrazil Brazil - ColombiaColombia Colombia 2: 1 (1: 0)
Sat., July 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília ( Estádio Nacional )
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina - BelgiumBelgium Belgium 1: 0 (1: 0)
Sat., July 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Salvador ( Arena Fonte Nova )
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands - Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica 0: 0 a.d., 4: 3 in E.

In the first three quarter-finals, the eventual winner took an early lead. Germany (goal in the 13th minute by Mats Hummels ) and Argentina (goal in the 8th minute by Gonzalo Higuaín ) each brought their 1-0 lead over time and progressed one round. Germany was in the semi-finals for the fourth time in a row, Argentina for the first time in 24 years.

Brazil led 1-0 after a goal by Thiago Silva in the 7th minute and increased to 2-0 in the second half with a directly converted free kick by David Luiz . To 2: 1 first goal met James Rodríguez , who thus scored his sixth goal of the tournament. Brazil team captain Thiago Silva saw his second yellow card in the tournament after obstructing Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina from the tee and was suspended from the semi-finals. Brazil striker Neymar suffered a lumbar spine fracture shortly before the end of an unpunished foul by Juan Zúñiga and was out for the rest of the tournament.

The last quarter-final match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica remained goalless for 120 minutes. Coach Louis van Gaal replaced Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with Tim Krul before the penalty shoot-out . Krul saved two penalties (from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umaña ) while four Dutch converted to make it to the semi-finals.


Tue., July 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Belo Horizonte ( Mineirão )
BrazilBrazil Brazil - GermanyGermany Germany 1: 7 (0: 5)
Wed., July 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in São Paulo ( Arena de São Paulo )
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands - ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 0: 0 a.d., 2: 4 i. E.

In the first of the two semi-finals, Germany took the lead after eleven minutes against Brazil through Thomas Müller after a corner from Toni Kroos . Between the 23rd and 29th minute, the German team scored four more goals against a desolate Brazilian defense. After the half-time break, Brazil became more dangerous on the offensive, but repeatedly failed because of the German defense with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer . After André Schürrle who scored two more goals for Germany, Brazil overcame the German defense until the 90th minute with a consolation goal by Oscar . The final score of 1: 7 is the highest result ever in the round of the last four of a football World Cup, together with Brazil's 7-1 against Sweden in the 1950 World Cup , which is not a semi-final but a final round match was. It's also a host's biggest loss and, along with the 6-0 draw against Uruguay in 1920, Brazil's biggest loss. With his 16th World Cup goal, Miroslav Klose overtook the Brazilian Ronaldo as the most successful goalscorer at soccer world championships, and Germany overtook the previous record holder Brazil with 223 goals at world championships. Miroslav Klose became the first player in Brazil to have played four semi-finals at a World Cup.

In the second semi-final, both the Netherlands and Argentina played defensively and successfully defended the entire game. Neither team dominated the game and no goal was scored for 120 minutes. The Argentine goalkeeper Romero blocked two shots on penalties .

3rd place match

Sat., July 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. CEST) in Brasília ( Estádio Nacional )
BrazilBrazil Brazil - NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 0: 3 (0: 2)

After the 1: 7 in the semifinals, the Brazilians tried to make amends. But already in the second minute of the game, captain Thiago Silva , who was banned in the semifinals, stopped the Dutchman Robben at the edge of the penalty area. Although the foul was committed just outside the penalty area, the Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi decided on a penalty. Robin van Persie took the lead and gave the Netherlands a 1-0 lead. In the event of a rule-compliant decision, the referee would have had to send Thiago Silva off the pitch because of the illegal thwarting of a clear scoring opportunity and decide on a free kick outside the penalty area. As it was, the defender received his third warning in the tournament and thus became the sole yellow king of the 2014 World Cup. In the 17th minute, the Dutch increased to 2-0 through Daley Blind after an offside position of his player Jonathan de Guzmán . The Brazilians maintained their pressure throughout the game, but did not find their way into the game and even had to accept the 3-0 through Georginio Wijnaldum in the 91st minute .


Germany Argentina Lineup
July 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. CEST ) in Rio de Janeiro ( Maracanã )
Result: 1: 0 n.V.
Spectators: 74,738
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli ( Italy ) ItalyItaly 
Match report
Line up Germany against Argentina
Manuel Neuer - Philipp Lahm , Jérôme Boateng , Mats Hummels , Benedikt Höwedes - Christoph Kramer (31st André Schürrle ), Bastian Schweinsteiger - Thomas Müller , Toni Kroos , Mesut Özil (120th Per Mertesacker ) - Miroslav Klose (88th Mario Götze ) Trainer: Joachim Loew(C)Captain of the crew
Sergio Romero - Pablo Zabaleta , Martín Demichelis , Ezequiel Garay , Marcos Rojo - Enzo Pérez (86th Fernando Gago ), Javier Mascherano , Lucas Biglia , Ezequiel Lavezzi (46th Sergio Agüero ) - Lionel Messi , Gonzalo Higuaín (78th Rodrigo Palacio ) Coach: Alejandro Sabella(C)Captain of the crew
goal 1: 0 Götze (113.)
yellow cards Schweinsteiger (29th), Höwedes (34th) yellow cards Mascherano (64th), Agüero (65th)
Man of the Match: Götze (Germany)
Germany and Argentina face off in the final of the World Cup 2014 -2014-07-13 (45) .jpg
Germany lifts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.jpg

Left: Mario Götze on the winning goal in the 113th minute of the game.
Right: The German national football team at the award ceremony

Germany and Argentina met for the third time in a World Cup final (after 1986 and 1990 ). This time the German team was considered a favorite by many. In a competitive game Germany was slightly superior from the start, had more possession and more chances to score. But Argentina defended strongly and repeatedly countered dangerously. Gonzalo Higuaín missed a great opportunity in the 20th minute of the game after a back pass error by Toni Kroos , ten minutes later Higuaín was rightly denied an offside goal. In the 40th minute, Boateng cleared after a cross from Messi for the defeated newcomer in front of his own goal line, before Benedikt Höwedes hit the post of the Argentine goal immediately before half-time after a corner kick with a head. After half an hour André Schürrle came on for the ailing Christoph Kramer and in the 88th minute Mario Götze came on for Miroslav Klose. In the 97th minute Rodrigo Palacio failed with a lob free in front of the goalkeeper. Seven minutes before the end of extra time, Götze stopped a cross from Schürrle coming from the left with his chest and scored the winning goal with his left foot.

Best goal scorers

The order of the individual players is based on the FIFA criteria for the “Golden Shoe” . The hits scored count first. If these are the same, the number of templates decides. If this is also the same, the player with the lower betting minutes is rated higher.

“Golden Shoe” winner:
James Rodríguez
Winner of the "Silver Shoe":
Thomas Müller
Winner of the "Bronze Shoe":
rank player Gates templates Playtime
1 ColombiaColombia James Rodríguez
"Golden Shoe"
6th 2 399
2 GermanyGermany Thomas Müller
"Silver Shoe"
5 3 682
3 BrazilBrazil Neymar
"bronze shoe"
4th 1 457
4th ArgentinaArgentina Lionel Messi 4th 1 693
5 NetherlandsNetherlands Robin van Persie 4th 0 548
6th FranceFrance Karim Benzema 3 2 450
7th GermanyGermany André Schürrle 3 1 244
8th NetherlandsNetherlands Arjen Robben 3 1 690
9 EcuadorEcuador Enner Valencia 3 0 270
10 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Xherdan Shaqiri 3 0 387
11 GermanyGermany Toni Kroos 2 4th 690
12 AlgeriaAlgeria Abdelmoumene Djabou 2 1 170
13 NetherlandsNetherlands Memphis Depay 2 1 173
14th CroatiaCroatia Ivan Perišić 2 1 258
15th Ivory CoastIvory Coast Gervinho 2 1 263
16 GhanaGhana Asamoah Gyan 2 1 270
17th AlgeriaAlgeria Islam Slimani 2 1 324
18th ChileChile Alexis Sánchez 2 1 390
19th BrazilBrazil Oscar 2 1 640
20th BrazilBrazil David Luiz 2 1 660
21st AustraliaAustralia Tim Cahill 2 0 159
22nd Ivory CoastIvory Coast Wilfried Bony 2 0 167
23 UruguayUruguay Luis Suarez 2 0 178
24 CroatiaCroatia Mario Mandžukić 2 0 180
25th ColombiaColombia Jackson Martínez 2 0 194
26th GermanyGermany Mario Götze 2 0 258
27 GhanaGhana André Ayew 2 0 261
28 GermanyGermany Miroslav Klose 2 0 280
29 NigeriaNigeria Ahmed Musa 2 0 335
30th United StatesUnited States Clint Dempsey 2 0 387
31 Costa RicaCosta Rica Bryan Ruiz 2 0 494
32 GermanyGermany Mats Hummels 2 0 509
53 GermanyGermany Sami Khedira 1 1 376
59 GermanyGermany Mesut Özil 1 1 655
65 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Blerim Džemaili 1 0 54
75 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Haris Seferović 1 0 139
100 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Granite Xhaka 1 0 323
103 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Admir Mehmedi 1 0 337

There are also five own goals and another 78 players with one goal each.

The top scorer of the entire competition was the Dutchman Robin van Persie with a total of 15 goals in qualifying and the final round.


Golden ball

Lionel Messi was elected the best player in the World Cup finals by the FIFA “technical study group” and received the Golden Ball , followed by Thomas Müller ( Silver Ball ) and Arjen Robben ( Bronze Ball ).

Golden glove

Manuel Neuer was named the best goalkeeper.

German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament by FIFA.

Fair play trophy

Colombia was rated top in the tournament's fair play rating and received the FIFA Fair Play Trophy.

Best young player

French player Paul Pogba was named the best young player by FIFA.

Man of the Match

The German winning goal scorer Mario Götze was voted the best player of the final . Götze was voted Man of the Match in a preliminary round match . Lionel Messi (Argentina) received this award most (four times). James Rodríguez (Colombia), Arjen Robben (Netherlands) and Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) received three awards . From the German-speaking area, Thomas Müller (Germany) and Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) each received two awards, as did Mats Hummels and Toni Kroos (both Germany).

Goal of the tournament

James Rodríguez's 1-0 win in the round of 16 against Uruguay was voted the best goal of the tournament in an internet vote.

All-Star Team

There was no official selection or award from FIFA in 2014.

On July 14, 2014, FIFA published the “Index Top 11” of the 2014 World Cup. In this index, the players are ranked based on statistical data on duels, accuracy of pass, etc. a. rated.

Index top 11
goalkeeper Defense midfield striker

GermanyGermany Manuel Neuer

ArgentinaArgentina Marcos Rojo Thiago Silva Mats Hummels Stefan de Vrij

ColombiaColombia James Rodríguez Philipp Lahm Oscar Toni Kroos

GermanyGermany Thomas Müller Arjen Robben

The so-called “Dream Team” was determined through an internet vote on the FIFA website until shortly before the final.

Dream team
goalkeeper Defense midfield striker Trainer

GermanyGermany Manuel Neuer

BrazilBrazil David Luiz Thiago Silva Mats Hummels Marcelo

ColombiaColombia James Rodríguez Ángel Di María Toni Kroos

GermanyGermany Thomas Müller Neymar Lionel Messi

GermanyGermany Joachim Löw

Effects on the world rankings

Germany became the sole world leader for the first time since 1994 thanks to its victories at the World Cup finals (including against the countries in 3rd to 5th place in the world rankings) , while Spain slipped from 1st to 8th place due to its poor performance. After the World Cup, participants in the final took the first 21 places in the world rankings. With the Ukraine , which narrowly failed to France in the playoffs and were still in 16th place in June, the first team that did not qualify for the finals follows in 22nd place.

Sixteen other finalists improved in the world rankings: Argentina (+3 in 2nd place), the Netherlands (with the largest point gain of 515 points: +12 in 3rd place), Colombia (+4 in 4th place), Belgium (+6 in place) 5), Uruguay (+1 in 6th place), France (+7 in 10th place), Chile (+2 in 12th place), Costa Rica (+12 in 16th place, the best position in the world rankings), Croatia ( +1 in 17th place despite missing the round of 16), Mexico (+2 in 18th place), Bosnia-Herzegovina (in spite of missing the round of 16 +2 in 19th place), Ecuador (+5 in 21st place despite missing the last 16), Nigeria (+10 in 34th place), Japan (despite missing the round of 16, +1 in 45th place, making it the best Asian team at the time), Cameroon (despite three defeats +3 in 53rd place) and South Korea (despite missing the last 16, +1 in 56th place).

Fifteen finals have lost places: hosts Brazil (-4 in 7th place), defending champion and world number leader Spain (-7 in 8th place), Switzerland (-3 in 9th place despite reaching the last 16), Portugal (-7 in 11th place), Greece (despite reaching the round of 16 -1 in place 13), Italy (-5 in place 14), USA (despite reaching the round of 16 -2 in place 15), England (-10 in place 20), Russia (-4 in place 23), Algeria ( despite reaching the last sixteen -2 in place 24), Ivory Coast (-2 in place 25), Ghana (-1 in place 38), Honduras (-7 in place 40), Iran (-6 in place 49) and Australia (-14 in 76th place).

After the World Cup, the confederation weights were also changed. The new values ​​are now UEFA (previously 1.00) 0.99; AFC (previously 0.86), CAF (previously 0.86) and CONCACAF (previously 0.88) 0.85. CONMEBOL 1.00 and OFC 0.85 remained unchanged. The new values ​​were first used in the calculation in August 2014.

See also: Football World Cup 2014 / Statistics: Impact on the FIFA World Ranking


On January 25, 2014, FIFA nominated 25  referees plus two assistant referees each  . Eight other supporting referee teams (for example as fourth officials ) resulted in a total of 99 referees from 43 countries who chaired the games. Felix Brych was the only referee from a German-speaking country. Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp accompanied him as assistants . Ravshan Ermatov became the first referee to oversee nine World Cup games through his four appearances.

Association referee country Assistant 1 Assistant 2 Games Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg Remarks
AFC Ravshan Ermatov UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan Abdukhamidullo Rasulov Bachadyr Kochkarow 4th 14th 0 1 World Cup record referee
Yūichi Nishimura JapanJapan Japan Toru Sagara Toshiyuki Nagi 1 4th 0 0 Opening game
Nawaf Shukralla BahrainBahrain Bahrain Yaser Tulefat Ebrahim Saleh 2 7th 0 0
Ben Williams AustraliaAustralia Australia Matthew Cream Hakan Anaz 3 13 1 1
CAF Noumandiez Doué Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast Songuifolo Yeo Jean-Claude Birumushahu 2 5 0 1
Bakary Gassama GambiaGambia Gambia Evarist Menkouande Félicien Kabanda 1 2 0 0
Djamel Haimoudi AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria Abdelhalk Etchiali Redouane Achik 4th 12 0 0 3rd place match
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar El SalvadorEl Salvador El Salvador William Torres Juan Zumba 2 5 1 0
Mark Geiger United StatesUnited States United States Mark Hurd Joe Fletcher 3 7th 0 0
Marco Rodríguez MexicoMexico Mexico Marvin Torrentera Marcos Quintero 3 7th 0 1 Semifinals
CONMEBOL Néstor Pitana ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Hernán Maidana Juan Pablo Belatti 4th 8th 0 0
Sandro Ricci BrazilBrazil Brazil Emerson de Carvalho Marcelo van Gasse 3 8th 1 0
Enrique Osses ChileChile Chile Carlos Astroza Sergio Roman 2 6th 0 0
Wilmar Roldán ColombiaColombia Colombia Humberto Clavijo Eduardo Díaz 2 5 0 0
Carlos Vera EcuadorEcuador Ecuador Christian Lescano Byron Romero 2 4th 0 0
OFC Peter O'Leary New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Jan-Hendrik Hintz Mark Rule 1 2 0 0
UEFA Felix Brych GermanyGermany Germany Stefan Lupp Mark Borsch 2 6th 0 1
Cüneyt Çakır TurkeyTurkey Turkey Bahattin Duran Tarık Ongun 3 12 0 0 Semifinals
Jonas Eriksson SwedenSweden Sweden Mathias Klasenius Daniel Wärnmark 3 10 0 0
Bjorn Kuipers NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Sander van Roekel Erwin Zeinstra 3 5 0 0
Milorad Mažić SerbiaSerbia Serbia Milovan Ristić Dalibor Đurđević 2 3 0 1
Pedro Proença PortugalPortugal Portugal Bertino Miranda Tiago Trigo 3 6th 0 1
Nicola Rizzoli ItalyItaly Italy Renato Faverani Andrea Stefani 4th 13 0 0 final
Carlos Velasco Carballo SpainSpain Spain Roberto Alonso Fernández Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez 3 8th 0 0
Howard Webb EnglandEngland England Michael Mullarkey Darren Cann 2 9 0 0

The following referees were used to support:

Organization and environment

Salvador welcomes the nations playing in Bahia on the Town Hall Square.


The sale of around three million tickets for the games took place in three phases starting on August 20, 2013. FIFA sold most of the tickets via its Internet platform . The second phase began on December 8, 2013 after the groups had been drawn two days earlier. In a third phase, from April 15, 2014, remaining tickets were also available in ticket sales centers in the twelve venues. The cheapest category 4 tickets, at least 400,000 tickets, were reserved for residents of Brazil, for whom there were further discounts.

Prize money

Each participating association will receive at least $ 8 million. The world champion receives prize money of 35 million US dollars (25.6 million euros ), the losing finalist 25 million US dollars. The losing semi-finalists get $ 20.5 million (€ 15 million), the losing quarter-finalists $ 14 million. Whoever is eliminated in the round of 16 receives $ 9 million. The clubs that park players will receive a total of 70 million US dollars.

Every national player in the German national team received the record bonus of 300,000 euros from the DFB for winning the title.

Kick-off times of the games and time difference

Almost all the games were scheduled so that European television viewers could watch the live broadcasts in the evening. With a five to six hour time difference between the local time in the venues and Central European summer time, this meant that many games took place in the early afternoon or the evening before, despite the Brazilian midday heat. Kick-off times (CEST):

  • Group stage: 6:00 p.m. (18 games), 9:00 p.m. (10 games), 10:00 p.m. (9 games), 12:00 a.m. (10 games), 3:00 a.m. (1 game)
  • Round of 16: 6:00 p.m. (4 games), 10:00 p.m. (4 games)
  • Quarter-finals: 6:00 p.m. (2 games), 10:00 p.m. (2 games)
  • Semi-finals and 3rd place match: 10:00 p.m. (3 games)
  • Final: 9:00 p.m.

Expansion of the stadiums and infrastructure

At the time the World Cup was awarded to Brazil, none of the stadiums met FIFA World Cup requirements and other safety standards. Several stadiums were then rebuilt or modernized. The costs for this amounted to at least 2.53 billion euros. As work on six stadiums only started in July 2010, there were concerns about timely completion.

Similar concerns were raised about the infrastructure expansions required to accommodate the expected visitor crowds, particularly airport capacities.

As part of the World Cup, Brazil invested around 10.5 billion euros in the renovation and new construction of the twelve stadiums, the new construction of Natal Airport , as well as the expansion of the airports, the inner-city infrastructure and telecommunications, as well as hotels and security.

Criticism of organization and environment

Venues and stadiums

On the occasion of the problems and delays in the expansion of the stadiums and infrastructure, FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke criticized in March 2012 that Brazil was more interested in winning the World Cup than preparing it. In an official interview, he spoke of a "kick in the buttocks" of those responsible in order to be able to meet the requirements imposed by FIFA on time.

Criticism was also voiced of the working conditions on the stadium construction sites after several construction workers were killed.

After more and more reports of delay in the completion of individual World Cup stadiums, Fifa President Sepp Blatter criticized host Brazil in April 2014 and accused him of years of inactivity after the World Cup was awarded. Blatter also criticized the poor work organization and saw in this context a failure of the foreign companies involved, especially the German and French.


The work in the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba had to be stopped due to a court order. The reason for this was serious safety risks during the construction work. The responsible judge Lorena Colnago justified her decision with countless violations during the various construction phases. A resumption of construction work required the elimination of the safety risks criticized and a proper inspection of the construction site. Due to the enormous time pressure, the building owners decided not to erect an extendable roof in August 2013.


The choice of the city of Manaus as the venue was controversial. In particular, the new construction of the stadium was criticized because of the lack of usability after the soccer World Cup in 2014, since the top-class soccer club of Manaus, the São Raimundo Esporte Clube , plays in the Série C, the third Brazilian league. The Daily Mirror also called the city in the jungle a "hellhole" where the crime rate was out of control.

Up to the beginning of February 2014, four workers died during construction work on the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, which is why workers stopped working. As a result, the completion could not be kept by mid-February.

São Paulo

In the absence of financial guarantees for the Morumbi Stadium project by the city of São Paulo as of May 14, 2010 to the local organizing committee (LOC) of FIFA and due to missed deadlines for another project, the stadium previously known as Cicero-Pompeu-Toledo was no longer than Venue taken into account. In August 2010, São Paulo was secured as the venue after plans for the construction of a new stadium in the east of the city by the Corinthians São Paulo association became known. The opening game later took place there. In a serious accident on the construction site of the almost finished Corinthians Arena on November 27, 2013, a crane overturned the crane operator and the driver of a truck, at least two other people were injured, and the stands, roof and large screens were damaged.


In 2007, FIFA was criticized for its use of warning voices on security issues. Your communication policy as well as that of the World Cup organizer were criticized.

Forced relocations

At the end of 2011, UN reporter Raquel Rolnik complained that tens of thousands of families were forcibly relocated in the World Cup cities. Instead of participatory planning, there are more homeless people. The World Cup cities would be "transformed into playgrounds for big business."


Orlando Silva de Jesus Júnior on the announcement that the World Cup is taking place in Brazil.

Brazil's Sports Minister, Orlando Silva de Jesus Júnior , resigned on October 26, 2011 after being accused of accepting bribes in connection with the World Cup.

During the World Cup, the illegal sale of World Cup tickets was exposed on a larger scale.

Sergio Cabra, the ex-governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro , admitted in court that he had bought nine votes in advance of the award.

Protests around the World Cup

Mural Against Hunger by Paulo Ito at the Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil Primary School, Rua Padre Chico 50, São Paulo.
Protest against the World Cup: “Soccer World Cup for what? Without health, without security, without education - just to fool the people? "
Anti-World Cup demonstration in Copacabana on the opening day of the World Cup

Citizens who were affected by forced resettlement and disenfranchisement as a result of FIFA's requirements, or who resisted the state financing the World Cup at the expense of spending on education and health care, found themselves in World Cup People's Committees ( Comitês Populares da Copa) at the venues ) together. Nationwide, these are linked in the Articulação Nacional dos Comitês Populares da Copa network, which documents human rights violations during the preparations for the World Cup and waste of public funds.

During the Confederation Cup in June 2013, protests began against high spending on the World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics . 200,000 people came together on June 17th in several cities. The demonstrations spread to more than a hundred cities on June 20. Some famous Brazilian soccer players like Dante and Neymar showed their solidarity with the protesters. FIFA President Sepp Blatter later expressed a certain understanding of the protests.

As part of the opening event, three children, who represented the different population groups of the country, let white doves soar into the air shortly before the kick-off of the opening game as a symbol of peaceful coexistence. Immediately afterwards, one of the children, Werá from the Guaraní people, pulled out a protest banner to protest for the rights of the indigenous people in Brazil. Nothing of this was seen on the official television broadcast. A picture of this quickly spread on social networks.

Lifting of the alcohol ban

Sections of society were disappointed that, at FIFA's insistence, the authorities suspended the alcohol ban in Brazilian stadiums for the time of the World Cup. In 2008 the Brazilian Football Association issued a ban on alcohol in football stadiums to prevent violent riots.

environmental Protection

“Bringing the importance of nature and environmental protection into focus” is described on the website of the World Cup mascot Fuleco as “one of the main concerns of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil”. However, FIFA is criticized here because, for example, the proceeds from the marketing of the mascot should not be used to fund measures to preserve the endangered Brazilian three-banded armadillo . In order to set up a protected area of ​​at least 1,000 hectares for Fuleco's real conspecifics, Brazilian scientists proposed that FIFA and the Brazilian government provide a certain amount of money for each goal scored during the tournament.


Match ball, logo, slogan and mascot

The official match ball for the 2014 World Cup was called " Brazuca ". The name was first chosen from three proposals in a public internet vote. 70% of the participants decided on this name, which should stand for the “Brazilian attitude to life” and for “emotions, pride and cordiality”.

Representatives of Brazil and FIFA presented the official emblem for the World Cup on July 8, 2010 in Johannesburg . It shows three stylized arms, one yellow and two green, which are entwined around each other, and whose hands form a ball, so that overall the FIFA World Cup trophy is imitated. Complemented by blue and green lettering, the logo is mostly in the colors of the Brazilian national flag, only the red year stands out.

The official mascot of the 2014 World Cup was called " Fuleco " and represented a Brazilian three-banded armadillo ( Tolypeutes tricinctus ) with yellow fur and blue armor. The species is endemic in Brazil and classified as endangered. In an online vote, 1.7 million Brazilians voted for the name, which is a fusion of “futebol” (football) and “ecologia” (environmental protection). FIFA had a million fabric mascots made. The mascot's official song was “Tatu bom de bola” (“Armadillo on the ball”) by Arlindo Cruz. The slogan for the World Cup was "All in one rhythm" (Port .: "Juntos num só ritmo" ; German: "All in the same rhythm").

Television broadcast

FIFA sold the television rights for Germany for the 2014 World Cup to the two public broadcasters ARD and ZDF . According to a media report, ARD paid 150 million euros for the broadcasting rights. The broadcaster itself did not provide any information. The ORF has secured the rights for Austria . SRG SSR holds the television rights for Switzerland .

For the first time since 1998 , ARD and ZDF showed all World Cup matches live on public television. Of the last games of the group phase, which took place at the same time, the main channels broadcast the more important game or a conference call from both games; the parallel game was shown on EinsFestival and ZDFinfo . With the exception of the final, the reporting was not moderated from the stadiums as it used to be, but on both ARD and ZDF broadcast days from the shared roof terrace of a penthouse in Rio de Janeiro with a view of Copacabana . The main moderation pairs Matthias Opdenhövel and Mehmet Scholl (ARD) as well as Oliver Welke and Oliver Kahn (ZDF) alternated in the night games of the group phase with Reinhold Beckmann and Giovane Élber (ARD) and Rudi Cerne (ZDF), reported from the round of 16 her alone. As further experts in the stadiums, u. a. Élber after the group stage (ARD), Cacau and Lutz Pfannenstiel (ZDF). The ZDF also had controversial game situations assessed by former referee Urs Meier . The moderators Gerhard Delling (ARD) and Katrin Müller-Hohenstein (ZDF) were also on duty as reporters from the German team's camp. Tom Bartels , Gerd Gottlob and Steffen Simon commented on the games for ARD, and Wolf-Dieter Poschmann , Béla Réthy , Oliver Schmidt and Thomas Wark for ZDF . Tom Bartels commented on the final.

Unwanted incidents, for example “ speedsters ” on the pitch, the display of demonstration banners or the intervention of the police in the spectator stands, were not shown in the broadcast. Instead, game scenes or cheering spectators were shown. The commentators had to give reasons for the interruption of the game. This approach was criticized as censorship by observers.

As with other sporting events, the coverage of ARD and ZDF was criticized many times. Journalists were accused of lack of distance and lack of specialist knowledge, and the broadcasters were accused of trying to adorn themselves with the popular event. “You talk and talk without content like Gerhard Delling. They torment us like Steffen Simon or Béla Réthy, ”wrote the FAZ. Nevertheless, the transmission reached the semi-final Brazil-Germany on ZDF 32.6 million viewers more than ever on German television, and the transfer of the final set with 34.65 million viewers a new range record .

Sponsors and kit suppliers

In addition to the permanent “partners” Adidas , Coca-Cola , Emirates , Hyundai / Kia , Sony and Visa , there are eight “World Cup sponsors” ( Budweiser , Castrol , Continental , Johnson & Johnson , McDonald’s , Moy Park, Oi and Yingli ) and six "National sponsors" (Apex Brasil, Centauro, Garoto, Itaú , Liberty Seguros and Wise Up).

Although Adidas is a contractual partner, only nine of the 32 World Cup teams wear jerseys of this brand (Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Russia). Seven other kit suppliers are: Nike (for Australia, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, USA), Puma (for Algeria, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Italy, Cameroon, Switzerland, Uruguay), Burrda (for Belgium), Joma (for Honduras), Lotto (for Costa Rica), Marathon (for Ecuador) and Uhlsport (for Iran).

Honors, reactions and aftermath

Alexander Gerst congratulates from the ISS


After the final, the politicians present in the Estádio do Maracanã also congratulated the finalists, including Federal President Joachim Gauck , Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel , Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the President of the next World Cup host country Russia, Vladimir Putin . Greetings also came from the ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on board the International Space Station .

German victory celebration in Berlin

The victory celebration of the German team took place on July 15, 2014 in Berlin .

German Football Museum

The German Football Museum was opened in October 2015 as the official national football museum of the German Football Association (DFB) in Dortmund . Mario Götze donated the shoe with which he scored the decisive goal in the World Cup final against Argentina.

The reputation of the Germans in Brazil

The World Cup had created a positive image for Germans abroad, especially in Brazil. On the one hand by the positive demeanor of the national players and on the other hand because of actions like the visit of the Pataxó Indians. Wearing Brazilian club jerseys or translating your own short messages into Portuguese also improved Germany's image in Brazil. Thus, Lukas Podolski from the newspaper O Dia (the popular) named "O mais querido". Mesut Özil is said to have donated part of his World Cup bonus to social projects in Brazil.


The documentary The Team shows the way to the fourth title win from the perspective of the German team.

Social networks

In addition to classic TV, the World Cup also helped social networks to reach a new all-time high. Thanks to numerous tweets from German national players, Twitter has experienced a new boom in Germany.

The semi-final between Brazil and Germany was also the most commented sporting event worldwide with 35.6 million tweets sent since the short message service was founded.


  • The Uruguayan player Luis Suárez bit his opponent Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder in a duel against Italy . FIFA imposed a four-month football ban and a suspension of nine competitive games. Suarez had previously been fined twice for biting.
  • The German national soccer team's 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil was subsequently reflected in the form of proverbs and everyday expressions in the national language. The 7: 1 stands in Brazil as a metaphor for everything negative happens to people.

See also

Web links

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