2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
As nations around the world battle it out for the prize of qualification, the world is readying itself for the hugely anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
While England considers itself the spiritual home of football, there is no denying that Brazil is its second home and the birthplace of some of its greatest ever ambassadors. Past and present players including the likes of Pele, Socrates, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar have wowed the world with their display of style, flair and skill, often dubbed ‘Samba Soccer’. Of the 19 World Cup tournaments that have taken place since it first began, Brazil is the only team to have played in every one and have won it more times than any other nation, a total of five times.
There is no doubt that Brazil will generously sprinkle its world-famous carnival atmosphere over the World Cup. The traditions and culture of great colours, music, celebration and ofcourse Samba make for the perfect backdrop to stage the most widely viewed sporting event on the planet. The strapline for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is ‘All in one Rhythm’ and carries with it this theme of a warm and welcoming atmosphere where all visitors are invited to come together in celebration.
Brazil have hosted the World Cup finals once before in 1950. That time they famously fell just short of lifting the trophy they so desperately wanted to win infront of their home support. Back then the competition was hosted in six cities across the country, all of them on the east coast. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is to be staged in 12 host cities across the country, including areas as far inland as Cuiaba and Manaus, giving visitors the chance to see more of the beautiful and diverse natural landscape that Brazil has to offer.
Brazil is a truly vast country, approximately 35 times the size of the UK, but it has good air and road networks that mean you can travel around it swiftly and without bother. Journey Latin America is the UK’s Nº1 specialist in travel to Latin America and has been pioneering travel to Brazil for over 30 years.
We are keeping an even closer eye on all things Brazilian as the World Cup approaches and expect to have more news about holidays on offer next year.
If you are considering a trip to Brazil to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup please register your interest here.