Host and favorite Brazil will face Mexico, Cameroon and Croatia in the opening round of next year’s soccer World Cup, while Spain will play the Netherlands, Chile and Australia as it defends its title.
The first major agreement to update global trade rules in two decades moved nearer after the U.S. and India bridged differences over agriculture subsidies and food security, people familiar with the negotiations said.
France, the 1998 World Cup champion, may avoid higher-ranked soccer teams at next year’s tournament in Brazil after the sport’s governing body changed the way it organized today’s draw, irking some European squads.
The following is a list of the 32 countries that will compete in the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. The final playoff match took place last night in Montevideo: Uruguay drew 0-0 with Jordan to win 5-0 over two games.
The following is a list of countries that have qualified for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. The final playoff match takes place today in Montevideo, with Uruguay leading Jordan 5-0 after the first leg.
Investors have never been more pessimistic about Brazil President Dilma Rousseff’s policies, with only 10 percent saying the nation can avoid a credit-rating downgrade in the next year, a Bloomberg Global Poll shows.