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FIFA World Cup
Brazil is all set to organise FIFA World Cup from June 12
The 20th FIFA World Cup tournament is being held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July. It is for the second time that Brazil is holding the competition after 1950. The competition is held every four years ever since it started in 1930. Spain is the defending champion, who won the tournament in South Africa, 2010.

The national teams of 32 countries are ready for the tournament. According to FIFA, 64 matches will be played in twelve cities across the length and breadth of Brazil. One of the major development in this World Cup is the use of goal-line technology, which will be used for the first time.

According to FIFA, the total prize money for the tournament will be US$576 million this time, which means a 37 per cent increase from the 2010 tournament prize money.

Furthermore, the mascot of the tournament is an armadillo named Fuleco, which is the most popular merchandise along with the caxirola, a percussion instrument produced for the spectators.

The official song for FIFA-2014 is "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. It has already been announced that the next two FIFA World Cups will be hosted by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

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