WORLD CUP

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FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off in São Paulo, Brazil this evening with the opening ceremony following by the opening soccer game between Brazil and Croatia.

Until the final games are played on 13 July there will be 32 teams taking part which will play 64 games. These games will bring out the best in athletes and also the worst, especially after getting a call from a referee.

Theatrics have become a large part of these games because the World Cup is the greatest stage for some specialists to show off their athletic and thespian talents.

Location: Brazil

Final: Sunday, July 13 2:30pm ET on ABC

TV: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3

Participants: 32 teams, 23 players per team

2010 champions: Spain

Twitter: @FifaWorldCup

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