Netherlands will be looking to get revenge on Spain over the © Getty Images
Netherlands will be looking to get revenge on Spain after last year’s final that Spain won © Getty Images

 

Jun 13, 2014

 

Spain will kick-off their FIFA World Cup 2014 campaign against the Netherlands in the third match of the quadrennial football event on June 13. This is a Group B match in Arena Fonte Nova Salvador. Spain are the defending champions, having won the final of the 2010 event against the very same opponents they will face in today’s game.

The Dutch will be  keen to take revenge over the Spanish after a very close final that saw the former go down by just one goal. Andres Iniesta was the hero for Spain that day, and Netherlands will be hoping that there is no encore of that feat. Both these teams are favourties to win the World Cup, as they each have strong squads.

 

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The FIFA World Cup 2014 will run for a month as the final is on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro. A total of 32 teams will participate in the tournament. There will be eight groups [Group A to Group H] with four teams each. All the teams will play three matches each in the group stage. A win is worth three points, while a draw will gain one point and a loss means no points will be added.

 

The top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16s. From there the winners will progress to the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals and the last two victorious teams will play in the final.

 

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