FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil is in the “round of 16” phase. Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Netherlands, Mexico, Costa Rica, Greece, France, Nigeria ,Germany, Algeria ,Argentina , Switzerland ,Belgium and USA have qualified for the knockout stage of the mega event. “A quick look on FIFA World Cup 2014 group stage ” is a bird eye view of some of the most significant events happened during group stage.
Colorful opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 12, 2014, at Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo. The ceremony featured Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte and many other star performances.
History in Making
The Best Goal
Dutch striker Robin van Persie`s header goal against Spain could easily be the best goal of the FIFA World Cup 2014 group stage. He out smarted Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas with stunning “flying” header forma distance of almost 15 yards.
The Best Player
German Forward Miroslav Klose equalized Ronaldo`s record of the most goal in the world cup history by scoring a goal against Ghana. Both players have scored 15 World Cup goals each.
Big Guns Misfired
Some of the biggest names in the football disappointed the fans with their extremely poor performances. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo along with some other big guns were total failure and did not contribute much for their sides.
The Suarez Bite
One of the most controversial events of the event was “Suarez bite”. Uruguay strikers Luis Suarez bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the match. FIFA took action and suspended from all football-related activity for four months. He is also banned for nine international matches.