2014 World Cup is here
June 12, 2014 6:56 pm
The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins this morning as hosts Brazil open the tournament against Croatia.
The month-long tournament sees 32 nations compete for a place in the final in Rio on Monday, 14 July.
The opening match will be preceded by a ceremony in Sao Paulo that pays tribute to nature, people and football.
Hosts Brazil start as favourites to win the World Cup for a sixth time, while holders Spain are aiming to win a fourth major tournament in a row after winning the European Championships two years ago.
The other seeded teams are Colombia, Uruguay, Switzerland, Argentina, Germany and Belgium.
A capacity 65,000 crowd is expected for the first match.
Brazil is set to field stars such as Neymar, Fred, Hulk, Dani Alves, Julio Cesar and Marcelo.
This match kicks off at 8am and you can watch it live on FBC TV.