WORLD CUP 2014 GUIDE

Football Italia's World Cup guide

The 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup is upon us and in anticipation Football Italia has produced a comprehensive guide, both previewing 2014's tournament and taking a trip down memory lane. Enjoy...

Brazil 2014 Nation profiles

Football Italia has every country qualified for this summer's World Cup in Brazil covered in our extensive nation by nation preview. Read more

Italy Squad Selector

Cesare Prandelli's options for his Italy squad to take out to South America were as plentiful as they were varied. Did he make the right choices? Read more

Mondiali Memories

We have dived into the archives to relive the highs, lows and most memorable moments from some of Italy’s recent World Cup campaigns. Read more

Azzurri Almanac

Track Italy's progress through the history books of the World Cup, tournament by tournament, in the Azzurri Almanac. Read more

Tournament Legends

Some of the game’s greatest players have graced the World Cup and are rightfully a part of its illustrious history. Read more

Golden Boot Greats

The World Cup has always been the showcase for the very best strikers to prove their worth in front of goal. Read more

The biggest shocks

Every now and again the World Cup will shock and surprise its global audience - recall some of the greatest upsets the competition has produced. Read more

Missing from action

For the talent and the stars on show at the World Cup this June and July, there are equally some notable names who won’t be present. Read more

Stadium Tour

From the sprawling urban settings of Sao Paulo to the legendary beaches of Rio de Janeiro and into the Amazonian jungle of Manaus, Brazil offers a wide-range of host cities for the 2014 World Cup. Read more

Tournament fixtures

There are 64 games due to be played across the course of this summer's tournament. Details of every single one of them from the Group stages through to the Final can be found in our fixtures section. Read more

The men in the middle

Alongside the 32 competing nations in Brazil will be a team of match officials looking to ensure that rules and regulations are followed, that tempers don’t boil over and that fair play is adhered to. Read more

Did you know?

Who is the oldest goalscorer in World Cup finals history? Do you know who received the fastest red card ever, or perhaps which Coach has appeared at most editions of the tournament? Read more