| Brazil wins 2014 Bid to Host the World Cup Brazil World Cup Hosting Information & Articles
|People wave flags at the Christ the redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Oct. 30,
2007, after Brazil was officially chosen by FIFA as host of the 2014 World Cup. This
decision returns the showcase event to the soccer-mad country that held the
tournament in 1950 and has captured the title a record five times. On the background is
the Maracana stadium.