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2014 Hosts: Brazil
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international football (soccer) tournament, scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.
It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.
32 countries' teams will take part in the finals tournament, playing in 12 cities throughout Brazil. It is scheduled to be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 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 World Cup was held in South Africa). It will also be the first World Cup to use goal-line technology.
Spain are the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final. It will also be the first finals appearance of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The sale of tickets for the World Cup started on 20 August 2013. An estimated 3.3 million tickets will be available and the majority will be sold through FIFA's website
2018 Hosts: Russia
2022 Hosts: Qatar
2010 FIFA Football World Cup (19th FIFA World Cup) took place 11 June - 11 July 2010 in South Africa.
2010 Football World Cup qualification process began in August 2007 involved 204 national teams.
This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process.
The draw for the finals took place on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rugby Union World Cup
The eighth Rugby (Union) World Cup (RWC) will take place in England in September / October 2015.
Cricket World Cup
2015 ICC World Cup final is due to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.