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FACTBOX: Soccer-Ten questions about the Brazil World Cup

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SAO PAULO, June 8 (Reuters) - When does the tournament start and finish?

The first match takes place in Sao Paulo on Thursday, June 12 between host nation Brazil and Croatia. There are 32 teams taking part and the final will be held at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. This is the 20th World Cup and the first in South America since 1978. Brazil are the only team to take part in every one and the only nation to lift the trophy five times.

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