Logo of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

See also 2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, held 4 years after the previous World Cup in South Africa, 2010. The tournament was held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July, Brazil having been chosen as hosts in 2007. It was the second time Brazil hosted the competition, the first time being 64 years previously at the 1950 World Cup.


Main article 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification


The thirty-two qualifying teams were drawn into eight groups of four teams, each team playing the other teams in the group in the round-robin format of World Cup group stages, each team playing each other once. As before 3 points were awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw, with goal difference being used to decide between teams with equal points.


Main article 2014 World Cup squads

United Kingdom squad

Group stage

Group A

Main article Group A

Group B

Main article Group B

Group C

Main article Group C

Group D

Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
Flag of Italy Italy 3 0 0 3 0 3 -3 0

Group E

Main article Group E

Group F

Main article Group F

Group G

Main article Group G

Group H

Main article Group H

Knockout Stage

See also 2014 World Cup Knockout Stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
28 June            
 Flag of Brazil Brazil (pen.)  1 (3)
4 July
 Flag of Chile Chile  1 (2)  
 Flag of Brazil Brazil  2
28 June
   Flag of Colombia Colombia  1  
 Flag of Colombia Colombia  2
8 July
 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica  1  
 Flag of Brazil Brazil  1
30 June
   Flag of Germany Germany  7  
 Flag of France France  2
4 July
 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria  0  
 Flag of France France  0
30 June
   Flag of Germany Germany  1  
 Flag of Germany Germany (aet)  2
13 July
 Flag of Algeria Algeria  1  
 Flag of Germany Germany (aet)  1
29 June
   Flag of Argentina Argentina  0
 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands  2
5 July
 Flag of Mexico Mexico  1  
 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands  1
29 June
   Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom  0  
 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom  2
9 July
 Flag of Greece Greece  1  
 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands  0 (2)
1 July
   Flag of Argentina Argentina (pen.)  0 (4)   Third place
 Flag of Argentina Argentina (aet)  1
5 July 12 July
 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland  0  
 Flag of Argentina Argentina  1  Flag of Brazil Brazil  0
1 July
   Flag of Belgium Belgium  0    Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands  3
 Flag of Belgium Belgium (aet)  2
 Flag of the United States United States  1