FIFA World Cup Tournament Bracket 2014
The FIFA World Cup tournament is played every four years and is made up of 32 teams from all around the world. The tournament is broken up into two different stages:
The first stage being the group stage or the qualifying stage. The teams are broken up into 8 groups/pools lettered A through H, with each one of the groups having 4 teams. Each group will play a Round Robin Tournament, which simply means each team in a group will play the other 3 teams in that group 1 time.
The second stage is the knockout tournament also known as a single elimination tournament. Only the top 2 teams from each group advance to the knockout tournament. Similar to a March Madness Bracket, if you win, you advance, if you lose you are eliminated.
There is also a consolation game to decide 3rd and 4th place.