After months of hype, it is time to play for the FIFA World Cup. The soccer world gathers in Brazil and the opening match later this afternoon is host Brazil facing Croatia.

The FIFA tournament is held once every four years.

The U.S. team will play its first game Monday against Ghana .

Everything is pool play for the first couple of weeks and only the top two teams from each pool advance in the tournament.

 

Check out the various pools...

 

Group A
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Brazil
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Croatia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Mexico
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Cameroon
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group B
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Spain
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Netherlands
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Australia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group C
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Colombia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Greece
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Côte d'Ivoire
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Japan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group D
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Uruguay
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Costa Rica
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 England
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Italy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group E
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Switzerland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Ecuador
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 France
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Honduras
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group F
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Argentina
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Iran
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Nigeria
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group G
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Germany
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Portugal
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Ghana
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 United States
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Group H
Country
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
 Belgium
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Algeria
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Russia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 Korea Republic
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0