Wednesday, 30 April 2014

World Cup: Find out which teams will play in São Paulo


A lot of people have asked me which countries will play in São Paulo during the world cup.

Part of this question is easy. As long as the stadium is finally completed and approved by Fifa (and the roof does not collapse again) there will be four scheduled group games in São Paulo, the first of these being the opening game Brazil vs Croatia.

Another eye-catchign one is Uruguay vs England, one of the key clashes in the so-called group of death (Fifa just calls it Group D). 

Then there is Holland vs Chile who, along with Spain, come from the other group of death. 

And finally South Korea vc Belgium which would appear to be the least atttractive game, but given that Belgium has a far stronger team than most people realise and the fact that there is a significant Korean population in São Paulo, this could yet be an interesting fixture.

Full details below:

Sao Paulo Group Games Schedule


Match
Date / Time
Stage


1
12 June / 17:00
Group A
Brazil
Croatia
23
19 June / 16:00
Group D
Uruguay
England
36
23 June / 13:00
Group B
Netherlands
Chile
47
26 June / 17:00
Group H
South Korea
Belgium

The not so easy part is the knock-out stage, or qualifiers, as this will depend on what happens in the group.

On the 1st July, the Itaquerão will host a round 16 clash which will almost certainly be between Argentina and Switzerland/Ecuador (assuming Argentina and France win their respective groups)

On the 9th July we will be treated to a semi final which is harder to predict but is likely to be Argentina (again) against one of the winners of one of the group of deaths, namely England, Italy, Uruguay, Spain, Holland or Chile. 

Details below:

Match
Date / Time
Stage


55
01 July / 13:00
Round 16
1F
2E
62
09 July / 17:00
Semi-finals
W59
W60

The full match schedule for all teams and all cities is available here

1 comment:

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