How far did Costa Rica go in the 2014 World Cup?
Costa Rica topped the group undefeated, despite being considered underdogs and expected to finish last in a group containing three former winners of the competition. Two of them, England and Italy, were eliminated, while the third, Uruguay, advanced in second place.
How many games are in the World Cup qualifiers?
The eight teams play each other home and away, a total of 14 matches. The top three qualify directly, with the fourth-placed team going to a intercontinental playoff against New Zealand on June 14, 2022.
How did Italy qualify for the 2014 World Cup?
The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group B was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta. Armenia vs Bulgaria. The group winners, Italy, qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
What was the qualification format for the 2014 World Cup?
The European Zone of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw 53 teams competing for 13 places at the finals in Brazil. The draw for the qualification groups was held at the World Cup Preliminary Draw at the Marina da Glória in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 30 July 2011. The qualification format was the same as 2010.
Which teams qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
The group winners, Italy, qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Denmark finished runners-up, but were ranked as the poorest of the nine group runners-up and so did not advance to the play-offs.
What is the distribution by Confederation for the 2014 World Cup?
The distribution by confederation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is: AFC (Asia): 4 or 5 places. CAF (Africa): 5 places. CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean): 3 or 4 places. CONMEBOL (South America): 4 or 5 places (+ Brazil qualified automatically as host nation for a total of 5 or 6 places)