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Toon's FIFA World Cup 2014

Started on 24 April 2013 by Toon
Latest Reply on 27 April 2013 by k1rups
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8 yearsEdited
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What is this story about?

This story is something a little different to the usual pick a team, win the league, go to Europe, etc. This time, I will have no team, and the story will be completely unbiased. I will be taking the readers to the 2014 world cup, which is in just over a year in real life. I will post every game, every result, important statistics, etc. and if it's a success, I'll do Russia 2018 afterwards.

What is the 2014 World Cup?

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. This is the second time Brazil has hosted the competition, the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Brazil is scheduled to become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany. It is scheduled to be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged outside Europe and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere (the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa). This will be first FIFA World Cup to use goal-line technology.

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Index

Intresting idea :) Good luck Toon!
Sounds like a great idea, will be following as closely as possible.
Sounds like a nice idea - hope this works.. :)
Sounds great, looking forward to it.. UPDATE :P
This is a nice idea :)
I wonder who has qualified, Belarus? :P
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Qualification Comes To An End

31 national teams begin their preparation for Brazil after confirming their qualification. The club football season is yet to come to an end, but when everything is done and dusted, the chosen few will travel to their training camps in Brazil. There were some upsets in the qualifiers, but most of the teams expected to qualify did.

South America
(6 Teams)
Of course, Brazil did not need to qualify for the World Cup as they earned automatic qualification, being hosts of the tournament. Colombia seized first place in the qualifiers, throwing everything in and going on an amazing winning streak leaving them with only one defeat. Argentina trailed behind, showing some exquisite performances but simply not scoring as many as the Colombians. Uruguay and Chile followed in the table, both showing a host of confident performances. Peru disappointingly fell in to a playoff spot on goal difference, but eliminated Bahrain to seize their spot in the Group stages.

Europe
(13 Teams)
Group A proved Belgium's show, the team dominating the group unbeaten, leaving Serbia with only a playoff spot to show for their performances. Italy won group B on goal difference to a distraught Czech republic, who went on to be beat by the Serbians in the playoffs. Group C was Germany's show, winning all but 2 games and proving a challenge for runner-up Ireland. Group D looked bleak for Holland at first, but they pulled away, leaving Turkey behind. Switzerland were the only team that showed up in an poor Group E. Group F was a Portugal-only affair, but Russia managed to clinch a playoff spot nevertheless, going on to defeat Ireland. Surprisingly, it was Bosnia & Herzegovia who tore apart Greece to win Group G. Group H was all England, the only British team to qualify won by 6 points, Ukraine taking the qualifying spot and going on to beat Turkey. Spain and France were locked in battle for Group I, the game between the two being the deciders, putting Spain ahead. However, France did not have to feel frustrated, as they defeated Greece in the playoff.

Asia & Oceania
(4 Teams)
Iran were the team that topped group A, after the first few games they rose up to take first place from China, who eventually dropped down to third, losing all hope of qualification, Australia making a last minute push to take the second qualification spot. In Group B, Japan completely dominated, it was never anyone else for the first spot. However, the battle for the second position was close, Bahrain just being edged by South Korea. Bahrain then faced Peru in the playoffs, but were defeated. New Zealand topped the Oceania qualification group, but were defeated in the playoffs by Costa Rica.

Africa
5 Teams
Africa was the only continent where there were upsets, arguably, the two best teams, Ghana and Ivory Coast, failed to qualify. Algeria defeated Egypt 4-3* to return to the World Cup, followed by Tunisia's close affair with Zambia, requiring them to get a 2-0 win on the away leg, which they did, to get the 3-2* win. Morocco managed to put an end to Ivory Coast's dreams in an extremely close 4-3* win. Cameroon and Nigeria battled it out through to penalties, but it was Cameroon that qualified after the 4-4* draw. South Africa then beat Ghana 4-3* to make their first appearance after hosting the competition last time around.
(*over two legs)

North America
(4 Teams)
The group stage was quite close, Mexico winning by a few points, followed by a confident USA and finished off by a nervous Jamaica, who only pulled ahead of Costa Rica on goal difference... by two goals. This will only be Jamaica's second world cup. Costa Rica went on to play New Zealand in the playoffs and defeated them to clinch qualification.

The Teams



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It would appear that Belarus did not qualify. How strange :))
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Go on then, add me for giggles...I'll take England as I'm guessing no one else will want to seeing as how bad they are rofl!
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Ohh looks like this will be a great story to follow :P Shame Scotland didn't qualify though.. But hey i suppose that's very realistic! ;D :P

Hail Hail <Celtic>
I'll join.I bet I get Costa Rica

Groups Drawn

The World Cup is just about to kick off and, as the tension and excitement rises, it seems like the right time to draw the groups to give time for teams to prepare against the strategies of their oppositions. This year, unlike in 2010, Brazil have asked to be in the last group, so that they can finish off the group stages, rather than start it off like South Africa did.

Group A
-Holland
-South Korea
-Chile
-Serbia

Group B
-Portugal
-Belgium
-South Africa
-Jamaica

Group C
-Italy
-Switzerland
-Australia
-Morocco

Group D
-Argentina
-Ukraine
-Iran
-Tunisia

Group E
-Russia
-Cameroon
-Colombia
-Costa Rica

Group F
-France
-Germany
-USA
-Uruguay

Group G
-Spain
-Mexico
-Peru
-Boz/Herz

Group H
-Brazil
-England
-Japan
-Algeria

Predictions

Where do you think your team will end up? Which teams will march on from each groups? Post your predictions below, and the person with the most accurate guess gets an imaginary golden star. Good luck, you have it all to play for. xD

MY PREDICTIONS

Group A
-Holland
-Chile

Group B
-Portugal
-Belgium


Group C
-Italy
-Switzerland

Group D
-Argentina
-Ukraine

Group E
-Russia
-Colombia

Group F
-Germany
-Uruguay

Group G
-Spain
-Mexico

Group H
-Brazil
-England
Quarter Finals for me, Russia! :)
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8 yearsEdited

First Round of Group Fixtures

The World Cup has begun, and the group stages have kicked off. Every team has played one game now, but the tables have not yet taken shape. It will require 2 more games before anything is meaningful.

Group A
Chile 3-0 South Korea
Netherlands 3-1 Serbia

Group B
Beglium 2-0 Jamaica
Portugal 2-0 South Africa

Group C
Morocco 2-1 Australia
Switzerland 1-0 Italy

Group D
Ukraine 4-2 Iran
Argentina 6-1 Tunisia

Group E
Cameroon 3-0 Colombia
Russia 3-1 Costa Rica

Group F
USA 1-1 Uruguay
Germany 2-0 France

Group G
Spain 5-0 Boz/Herz
Peru 1-0 Mexico

Group H
Brazil 1-0 Algeria
England 4-0 Japan

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