URUGUAY, THE LAST TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR 2014 WORLD CUP
By: Raymond Padya
Wednesday night marked the end of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as Uruguay proceeded to the final 32 teams after a goal-less draw against Jordan in Montevideo.
The qualifying of Uruguay means that there are now six South American countries that will participate in the 2014 international men’s football tournament including the hosts, Brazil.
The tournament, which will start on The 12th of June, will end the following month on the 13th of July. 2014 marks the 20th Fifa World Cup and it will be the second time that Brazil will be hosting the completion.
Eight teams that have lifted the World Cup trophy before made it to the final 32 teams and the 2014 world cup will be the first to be hosted in South America since the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
Featuring a first appearance, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the 2014 World Cup tournament will be the first to use goal-line technology.
The final draw for the 2014 Word Cup will be held on the 6th of December in Bahia. Below is the list of all the 32 teams that qualified and their continents:
Europe: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, France
Asia: Japan, Australia, Iran, South Korea
South America: Brazil (Hosts), Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay
North America: United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico
Africa: Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Algeria
Oceania: No qualifiers.