FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

World Cup host cities:   Belo Horizonte,Brasilia, Cuiaba,Curitiba,Fortaleza Maceio,Manaus,Natal, Porto Alegre,Recife,Rio De Janeiro, Salvador & Sao Paulo

Prize Money for 2014 World Cup – Total Budget Allocated US $ 576 Million

Each Participating Team-At Least US $8 Million

Rd 16 Losers -US $ 9 Million, Quarter Finalists- US $ 14 Million

World Champions -US $ 35 Million, Runners Up- US $25 Million

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –France – FIFA World Cup 2010

France  issued  a  Silver   stamp in  plastic on 10 Jun 2010  on  FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa. It is 5 Euro Stamp.