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FIFA World Cup 2014 Home - Groups Matches Standings
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/index.html

Africa
The continent's 52 member associations will play for five available spots at the 2014 FIFA World
Cup. The 24 lowest-ranked teams will contest Round 1, which will be played in November 2011.

[ For each Zone ] News - Matches - Groups and Standings - Teams - Format - Statistics

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/africa/standings/index.html

Asia
A total of 4.5 spots are available for the 43 Asian teams. The 38 lowest-
ranked teams will play two preliminary rounds in June and July 2011.

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/asia/standings/index.html

Europe
All 53 European member associations will participate in the Preliminary Campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The
qualifiers will consist of nine groups, beginning in September 2012 with 13 teams qualifying for the finals in Brazil.

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/europe/standings/index.html

North, Central American and Caribbean
3.5 spots will be up for grabs for the region's 35 teams. The ten lowest
ranked member associations will contest Round 1 in June and July 2011.

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/nccamerica/standings/index.html

Oceania
Eleven teams will battle it out for the right to play-off for a place at the 2014 FIFA
World Cup. The four lowest ranked teams will contest Round One in November 2011.

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/oceania/standings/index.html

South America
With Brazil automatically qualified as hosts, the remaining nine member associations will play
each other on a home and away basis for 4.5 spots between October 2011 and September 2013.

G&S - http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/southamerica/standings/index.html

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/index.html


 

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How and When do Countries Qualify for the World Cup Brasil 2014


  Groups 2014 FIFA Word Cup Brazil 


Africa

The continent's 52 member associations will play for five available spots at the 2014 FIFA World
Cup. The 24 lowest-ranked teams will contest Round 1, which will be played in November 2011.

Asia

A total of 4.5 spots are available for the 43 Asian teams. The 38 lowest-ranked teams will play two preliminary rounds in June and July 2011.

Europe

All 53 European member associations will participate in the Preliminary Campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The
qualifiers will consist of nine groups, beginning in September 2012 with 13 teams qualifying for the finals in Brazil.

North, Central America and Caribbean

3.5 spots will be up for grabs for the region's 35 teams. The ten lowest ranked member associations will contest Round 1 in June and July 2011.

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/01/44/46/33/2014fwc_drawprocedures_northcentralamericacaribbean.pdf


Oceania

Eleven teams will battle it out for the right to play-off for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 2011 Pacific Games
will serve as Round 1, with every team apart from New Zealand playing in New Caledonia in August and September 2011.

South America

With Brazil automatically qualified as hosts, the remaining nine member associations will play each
other on a home and away basis for 4.5 spots between October 2011 and September 2013.

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/index.html



2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/matches/index.html


1930 - 2010 FIFA World Cups
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/index.html

FIFA Tournaments
http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/index.html

The official site for European Soccer
http://www.uefa.com/



 






 




Posted 17 June 2011 -  The long journey to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has begun with a 5-2 victory for Belize over Montserrat in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. The first of an anticipated 832 matches across six confederations proved to be a goalfest for the small crowd of around 150 in attendance, with Montserrat playing their home fixture at the Ato Boldon stadium in Trinidad due to the lack of a suitable venue in the tiny island nation.

With the score locked 1-1 at the interval, Belize put the tie almost out of reach of Kenny Dyer's team, hitting four second-half goals ahead of Sunday's second leg in Belmopan. Deon McCauley claimed his own small slice of history with the first hat-trick of the Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign, scoring in the 24th, 74th and 83rd minutes.

 
It's a great feeling to get three goals in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Belize hat-trick hero Deon McCauley
 
 

 

However it was Montserrat who had the better of the opening exchanges, with Julian Wade forcing the best out of goalkeeper Shane Orio after six minutes. Belize soon gained momentum, forcing three consecutive corners before deservedly grabbing the lead midway through the half. McCauley collected a through ball and clinically hit home past Micah Hilton for a 1-0 lead on a slippery surface, caused by an early evening downpour on the Central part of the twin-island Republic.

The 'home' side though were rewarded for their efforts with an equaliser shortly before half-time. Jay Lee Hogdson slotted home from close range, following a deep left-sided cross by Luevon O'Garro, to set up what looked to be a competitive second period.

Belize had other ideas, however, and seized the initiative from the outset of the second half amid pouring rain. The Central Americans reclaimed the lead five minutes after the interval through Harrison Roches, following good combination passing between Elroy Kuylen and McCaulay.

Montserrat dug themselves into a deeper hole when a mix up between defender Anthony Griffith and his onrushing goalkeeper allowed Kuylen to joyously slot home into an unprotected goal. Despite Montserrat's best efforts they conceded a fourth on 75 minutes with McCauley controlling nicely on his chest, before firing home. The visitors were now in total control and McCauley collected his third when he cleverly robbed Hilton of possession on the edge of the penalty box and drilled a low shot into the vacant net.

Looking ahead
Montserrat claimed the final goal of the encounter when Hodgson netted his second four minutes from the end with a powerful header from a left-sided cross. "We are happy with the win especially coming here to Trinidad and scoring five goals," said Belize coach Jose de la Paz. "That doesn't happen a lot for the team playing away from home. We have to thank God for being able to play the first game of the qualifying campaign for Brazil.

"The first half was even but then we took control in the second half with the four goals," he went on. "I don't think we can relax before the next game because Montserrat could change their game and surprise us, so I have already told my players that we must be focused and finish the job to get into the next round."

McCauley was all smiles after his three-goal performance, saying: "It's a great feeling to get three goals in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. It's the first time I've scored a hat-trick in international football at senior level and there's no better match to do in than the first one for Brazil 2014. I thought we played well together as a team and that was the key. It would be a really great achievement for us to advance to the final stages of qualifying in CONCACAF."

Montserrat coach Kenny Dyer was understandably disappointed with the scoreline, but remains optimistic for the second leg. "We put in a lot of effort in our preparation and it all fell apart in the second half in the space of ten minutes or so," said Dyer. "That was the most disappointing thing for me because we did well in the first half. At half-time we thought there was a good chance we could get something from this game but it didn't turn out that way. Now we've got to regroup and get ourselves ready for the next game. We can still hold our heads high and go to Belize and come away with a positive result." 

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#2985  Sticky Note FIFA 2014 Group Matches, dates .. assume updates fuagf 12/06/13 12:26:00 PM
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#3030   Did you have fun at the game? Dobie Lama 03/07/14 02:24:29 PM
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#3024   wow .. have a great time! .. will fuagf 03/04/14 08:20:32 PM
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