The 2014 World Cup will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the top nations from around the world compete to take home the most prestigious tournament win in international soccer. Many confederations are still in the thick of their World Cup qualifying and there are plenty of spots still up for grabs, but a handful of teams have already punched their tickets to Brazil.
The United States men’s national team is one of the latest teams to qualify thanks to their big win over Mexico in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday night. The win over El Tri all but guaranteed the World Cup berth, which became official whenever Honduras was able to pull out a tie in their match up against Panama on the same night.
We already know nine teams who will be participating in the biggest tournament in soccer, so here is a list of teams that have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup — Brazil automatically qualified as the host nation:
ASIA: Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea
CONCACAF: Costa Rica, United States
UEFA: Italy, Netherlands