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Critical Divide launches Kindle edition of World Cup: The Guide

20 May

WC guide 2014 Cover

Critical Divide in partnership with M-Press has launched a text only Kindle version of its popular worldcuptheguide.com web site.

The guide aims to help to satisfy the demand of people travelling to Brazil or simply watching the tournament at home who would like to have the information on www.worldcuptheguide.com to hand, even when the are off-line. In the UK the guide sells for just £1.89.

To access Amazon UK’s Kindle store  CLICK HERE

It is also at a similar low price on Amazon stores around the world. To access and links to Amazon’s global network of stores CLICK HERE


A kindle version of the site –  www.braziltheguide.com  – will shortly be published.

Brazil Cover

The Guides top Google ranking for the 2014 World Cup

8 May

Critical Divide’s braziltheguide.com site topped the Google ranking for people in the UK searching for a guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, another Critical Divide site, worldcuptheguide.com, was ranked third out of 549 million search results.

Due to the interest in the sites a basic Kindle text version of both sites will shortly be available on Amazon and published by M Press Media.


Google Ranking 6 May

FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour

21 Mar

FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup has been touring the globe prior to the Word Cup that takes place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. The trophy visited the UK between 12 and 18 March, and Critical Divide, publisher of www.worldcuptheguide.com, was invited along to see it as a guest of the Brazilian Ambassador in London, Roberto Jaguaribe.

World Cup London

Cup 1

CP World Cup

Critical Divide’s Chris Pickard with the FIFA World Cup

Greaves, Hurst, Banks

England World Cup winners Jimmy Greaves, Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks.

Brazil the Guide shows the way for those heading to the World Cup

8 Dec

WC Guide Dec

Braziltheguide.com and Worldcuptheguide.com – both produced by Critical Divide – have seen a huge increase in visitor numbers from around the world following the World Cup draw on December 6.

Football fans are now planning how to get to and around Brazil for the tournament that runs from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

The host cities and stadiums – plus capacity – for the 2014 World Cup are:

Belo Horizonte – Mineirão (67,000 capacity)
Brasília – National Stadium Mané Garrincha (71,412)
Cuiaba – Verdão (43,600)
Curitiba – Arena da Baixada (42,000)
Fortaleza – Castelão (67,000)
Manaus – Vivaldão (43,710)
Natal – Machadão (42,365)
Porto Alegre – Beria Rio (51,300)
Recife – Pernambuco Arena (46,000)
Rio de Janeiro – Maracanã (76,525)
Salvador – Fonte Nova Arena (50,000)
São Paulo – Itaquera Arena (68,000)

The 32 teams who will play the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014

21 Nov

The 32 teams to qualify to play in Brazil between 12 June and 13 July 2014 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are from:

EUROPE: Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland

SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay

NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States

AFRICA: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

ASIA: Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea

-For the draw on 6 December 2013 the 32 teams will be split into four pots. Pot one will have the seven highest ranked teams in the world plus the host, Brazil. The other pots are based on regions with France, as the lowest-ranked European qualifier, in a separate pot (3) and drawn with a South American seed

The likely pots are:

Seeds (Pot 1): Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Switzerland, Uruguay.

Pot 2: Japan, Australia, Iran, South Korea, Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, Honduras.

Pot 3: France, Chile, Ecuador, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Ghana.

Pot 4: Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia.

Critical Divide joins the UK travel trade debate on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

25 Oct

TTG World Cup

Critical Divide has joined the travel trade debate in the UK about the 2014 World Cup by Christopher Pickard contributing to an article about the tournament in TTG.

Click on article above to read.

TTG Cover


Brazil unveils 2014 FIFA World Cup poster

15 Feb


Brazil has unveiled the tournament’s Official Poster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Official Poster was the last remaining visual icon to be launched for the 2014 edition of FIFA’s flagship event.

The Official poster was designed by Brazilian creative agency Crama, which was selected ahead of two other designs.

The artwork depicts the beauty and diversity of Brazil through a colourful, emotional and vibrant design. The creative concept at the heart of the poster is “An entire country at football’s service – Brazil and football: one shared identity”, which inspired Crama to shape the winning design. This is evident throughout the poster, particularly where the players‘ legs challenging for the ball reveal the map of Brazil.

For more information about the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup, visit Critical Divide’s www.worldcuptheguide.com