The 2014 World Cup promises to be one of the most memorable yet. Thanks to the advances in technology, fans are now able to follow the action from almost any location – whether it’s from a beach in Brazil or the comfort of your living room. Here’s how you can keep up with all the excitement!
Follow The Action From Afar
Thanks to the wonders of technology, fans can now live stream coverage of the 2014 World Cup in high definition – offering a truly immersive experience from every angle. Whether you’re at home, on the move, or at a location that has limited internet access, you can follow the action live from wherever you are. It’s the best of both worlds: the familiarity of watching it on TV, coupled with the ability to see everything that’s happening right in front of you. If you missed a game last year, or want to catch up on the action more slowly, you can also download the full matches to watch later. It’s the perfect way to experience one of the most exciting sporting events of the year.
Choose The Right Place
The most exciting thing about the World Cup is that it’s being held in a variety of different locations. While most of the action will take place in Brazil, the competition will also be held in other countries including Argentina, Mexico, and Uruguay. If you intend to follow the action live, there are a variety of options available to you. Some of the more popular destinations for fans include:
- Argentina – The opening ceremony will be held at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Lanfranchi in Buenos Aires on June 12th. The national team will play its first game on June 14th, with Switzerland hosting. The final match will be held on October 15th in Rio de Janeiro.
- Brazil – The World Cup is being held in Brazil, and the capital city – Brasilia – is the most populated area in the country. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are the other two largest cities. The opening ceremony will be held on June 12th at the famous Maracana Stadium, and the last match of the tournament will be held on October 15th in Rio de Janeiro.
- Mexico – One of the most unforgettable World Cup moments was Michael Owen scoring a last-minute winning goal for England against Germany in the 2006 final. The game was held in Munich, and the last-minute goal was scored at the Olympiad-Gebäude Stadium (the home ground of Bayern Munich). Mexico will host the 2014 World Cup, and fans will likely get the opportunity to see some classic matches at the Estadio Azteca.
- Uruguay – The Estadio Centenario is the home stadium of Cerro Maracanã which will be hosting some of the games this year. Montevideo, the capital city, is located on the coast of the Uruguay River, and is quite a popular destination for tourists. The last-16 match between Uruguay and Argentina will be held on June 26th at the iconic Estadio Centenario, with the final on July 3rd.
Whichever city you choose to follow the World Cup via live stream, you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re an armchair fan or a dedicated sports enthusiast, there’s something for everyone. Keep those fingers crossed for some incredible games this year!
Follow The Matches Online
While live broadcasting of matches has become commonplace, for some the thrill of following the action online is just as great. The 24/7 news cycle of social media makes it easy to keep up with all the scores as they happen, and in some cases, even create your own highlight reels. If you’re in doubt, or just want to have some fun, you can always tune in to one of the many unofficial channels that will be broadcasting the games. You’ll have access to all the action you can handle, and can tailor the experience to your liking. Plus, you won’t be missing a thing if you download the podcast for offline listening – especially when the world’s best commentators are taking over your ears!
No Time To Waste
The excitement of the World Cup is all about the matches themselves, and not so much about the surrounding events. Sure, we’ll get the odd party or 2 thrown by fans of the competing teams, but for the most part, the World Cup is a time for family and friends to get together, and for the opportunity to get some well-deserved rest. If you’re going to be following the games closely, take the time to enjoy the experience rather than waste hours checking social media for the latest news. You’ll have all the matches recorded on your DVR, and can watch them whenever you want. If you’re looking for news, there are plenty of other outlets where you can get it.
Go Team Go
Last but not least, let’s not forget about the greatest team in the world – the fans! The best thing about the World Cup is that it brings together people from all over the world. While the competition is being held in Brazil, you’ll see fans from all over the place cheering on their favorite teams. There are so many stories of fans risking deportation, violence, and even death just to be there for their team. If you’re going to be in Brazil, why not go all the way and support a team you love – even if it’s not your national team? The World Cup is a gift to the world, and everyone involved – from the players to the organizers – should be proud of what it represents. Let’s all hope for some historic moments this year, and may the best team win!