Big Excitement, Big Bucks: A 2014 World Cup Primer

Brazil has spent billions in preparation for one of the world's biggest sporting events. Here's what you need to know as soccer takes center stage.

Motley Fool Staff
Firmex
Jun 22, 2014 at 7:30AM
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Since its inception in 1930, the FIFA World Cup has brought together millions of people in celebration of the "beautiful game" that is football. The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicked off June 12, capturing the eyes and hearts of millions around the globe.

The tournament has already produced some exciting moments, with many favorites facing early upsets, including Spain, Ecuador, and Uruguay. However, there's no telling who will surface as the champion just yet.

To help you get in the World Cup spirit, Firmex Data Rooms has brought together some FIFA World Cup facts.