FIFA World Cup 2014 will be in Brazil ! This will be the second time the country has hosted the competition, the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France, and Germany. It will be the first World Cup to have been held in South America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina.
On 3 June 2003, CONMEBOL announced that Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia wanted to host the 2014 World Cup finals. Brazil formally declared its candidacy in December 2006 and Colombia did so as well a few days later. The Argentina bid never materialized. On 11 April 2007, Colombia officially withdrew its bid making Brazil the only official candidate to host the event in 2014. Brazil won the right to host the event on 30 October 2007 as the only country to enter a bid.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) estimates that the cost of construction and remodeling of stadiums alone will be over $1.1 billion US, or some £550 million. In addition to the stadium upgrades and renovations, there will be millions more spent on basic infrastructure needs to get the country ready.
The cities chosen as host cities are: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Salvador, Recife, and Manaus.