The Maltese people have always been keen followers of the World Cup. For this reason, there will be a lot of related World Cup activities around the island. One of the most prominent events takes place at Spinola Bay, where hundreds of fans gather around to cheer for their teams adding a unique and festive atmosphere in a summery setting.
Below find the latest games that will be shown:
About Brazil World Cup 2014
Brazil is staging the 20th FIFA World Cup final tournament in the summer of 2014, with 32 nations competing including 13 from Europe.
Qualifying for the finals ran until late 2013, when the draw was held. The allocation of places, along with UEFA’s 13, was Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 4.5, Confederation of African Football (CAF) 5.0, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 3.5, South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 4.5, Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) 0.5, and one slot for the hosts Brazil.
Twelve cities are hosting matches: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manuas, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where the final will be played at the rebuilt Estádio Mário Filho, better known as the Maracanã. It was at that stadium where the only previous World Cup held in Brazil concluded in 1950. All four previous World Cups in South America – Uruguay in 1930, Brazil in 1950, Chile in 1962 and Argentina in 1978 – have been won by teams from that continent.