Brazil World Cup 2014 schedule will prepare 32 football teams to ‘face off’ against each other, although Brazil will have a clear advantage being the host nation and the favorite to win.
Brazil has won the trophy the most number of times, and it has the ‘home field’ advantage. The only problem that can hinder Brazilian football currently is the political situation in the country and demands for higher wages and opportunities for employment.
Odds Shark has Brazil listed as the favorite to win against 3-1 odds in the World Cup 2014. Neymar, Oscar, Dani Alves and Julio Cesar are key players to lead the team.
Argentina could also be a surprise winner with Lionel Messi being the ‘most talented footballer alive.’ It will be hard for Brazilians to keep Messi down. And defensive tactics are unlikely to narrow Messi’s play since he is acknowledge to be a mature player – more than just ‘kick the ball and run’ play-makers like Maradona.
FIFA’s official website lists the World Cup Group Stage Schedule:
The eight World Cup groups are divided in the following manner: