World cup 2014

Fifa World Cup 2014

The road to the 20th edition of the World Cup

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 June, 2014, 9:05am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 June, 2014, 10:16am
SCMP Infographic: The road to the 20th edition of the World Cup. Infographic by Alberto Lucas Lopez

Thirty-two teams will compete in this year's World Cup after a mammoth qualifying process involving 203 of Fifa's 208 members (Brunei, Bhutan, Guam and Mauritania opted not to take part and Brazil qualified automatically as hosts). Due to the different qualifying process for each region, some teams have played as few as eight matches to qualify while others have had massive 18-match slogs. Here are the results of every team's qualifiers. 

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