Space Coast Daily Coverage of 2014 World Cup Soccer
By SPACE COAST DAILY // June 10, 2014
EXCLUSIVE SCD VIDEO COVERAGE FROM RIO
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Special International Correspondent Keith Malone has been a reporter and journalist for three decades and has covered significant stories and events all over the world. This report is the first of many that will be posted live from Rio as Malone reports exclusively for SpaceCoastDaily.com.
RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – World Cup Soccer is at fever pitch in Brazil, and Space Coast Daily is on location to bring you all the excitement, drama and fanfare of the globe’s most watched, and talked about, event.
Space Coast Daily Special International Correspondent Keith Malone reports from outside the Dutch National soccer team’s hotel, located on the world famous Ipanema Beach, just two days before the opening game in Brazil.
“More than two million soccer fans from all over the world have descended upon Brazil for the planet’s largest sporting event, to celebrate and enjoy the world’s most popular sport, and the Space Coast Daily team is here to tell the story during the month-long tournament,” said Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone, who is in Brazil overseeing the SpaceCoastDaily.com production crew.
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily interviews Dutch soccer fans.
ABOVE VIDEO: Argentina Football Fans Gearing Up for Argentina vs.Bosnia
ABOVE VIDEO: Security at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
ABOVE VIDEO: French soccer fans sing their favorite World Cup song.
ABOVE VIDEO: Brazil fans playing drums in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup.
2014 WORLD CUP OVERVIEW
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men’s football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.
It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Brazil was elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007 after the international football federation, FIFA, decreed that the tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina, and the fifth time overall.
The national teams of 31 countries advanced through qualification competitions that began in June 2011 to participate with the host nation Brazil in the final tournament. A total of 64 matches are to be played in twelve cities across Brazil in either new or redeveloped stadiums, with the tournament beginning with a group stage. For the first time at a World Cup Finals, the matches will use goal-line technology.
With the host country, all world champion teams since the first World Cup in 1930 (Argentina, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Uruguay) have qualified for this competition. Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final to win its first World title. The previous four World Cups staged in South America were all won by South American teams.
– Information Courtesy of Wikipedia