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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil » City Info » World Cup 2014

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and its impact on society and the environment is indisputable. Staging such a world-class event requires careful consideration of all aspects to ensure a balanced approach and sustainable outcome. FIFA and the LOC take this responsibility very seriously and are committed to delivering a sustainable event in Brazil in 2014.

Through its worldwide reach, the FIFA World Cup also offers a unique platform to raise awareness and highlight selected social and environmental concerns on a global scale. Considering the interest and expectations that such an occasion arouses among a whole host of stakeholders, there is a risk of becoming overwhelmed by the large number of requests and opportunities. Therefore, it is essential for FIFA and the LOC to define a clear, ambitious and yet realistic focus for their approach.

Over the coming years, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Sustainability Strategy will guide our efforts towards staging a sustainable event and, ultimately, contributing to building a better future.

FAQ Ticketing:

How many tickets will be available for sale for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™?
For the previous FIFA World Cups approx. 3.3 million tickets were available for sale and we expect a similar number for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. However, the final number can only be ascertained once the final stadium configurations are available.

How many tickets will be made available for the general public?
The total number of tickets that will be made available for sale for the various ticketing allocation groups for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ has not yet been finalised. In general, based on experience from previous FIFA World Cups a minimum of 75% of the tickets is going to fans.
Each of the 32 teams qualified for the FIFA World Cup has a reserved allocation of 12% tickets for each of their respective group stage match and 8% for any matches beyond that to sell through a dedicated sales tool to directly their fans. That makes 24% of the inventory per group stage match which is available for the fan groups of the two participating teams. In this context it is important to note that also more than 90% of the reserved purchasable tickets from the Commercial Affiliates are going through consumer promotions to fans around the world making dreams of thousands of people become true to experience a FIFA World Cup match.

Where are tickets available online?
As for previous World Cups, FIFA will operate an official ticket sales platform via the official event website will be the only official online platform for the sale of general tickets as well as hospitality packages. Please kindly report unauthorised operators which may exploit the excitement and passion of the FIFA World Cup by offering tickets they do not have or they do not have the right to sell to

Rio De Janeiro 2014 Match Schedule

The Match Schedule for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was announced in Zürich on 20 October 2011. The 64 matches will be played in 12 cities across the country of Brazil with Sao Paulo hosting the opening match on 12 June 2014 and Rio de Janeiro the venue for the Final of the 20th edition of the most prestigious football tournament in the World. The FIFA Executive Committee had confirmed in its meeting earlier the proposal by the Brazilian Organising Committee.

In addition, the kick-off times for the matches were defined as follows:
Opening match: 17.00
Group stage matches: 13.00-16.00, 19.00-22.00
Round of 16 / Quarterfinals: 13.00-17.00
Semifinals: 17.00
Match for 3rd place: 17.00
Final: 16.00
All times are Brasilia Local Time

Brazil World Cup logo 2014


The logo’s interlinking hands in the yellow and green of Brazil and shaped like a trophy aim to enhance Brazil’s image as a warm, hospitable nation. The design is taken from an iconic photograph of three hands triumphantly raising the World Cup