World Cup 2014 dates: When is the final?

The key dates for this summer's tournament

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The World Cup final will be held at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro at 8pm on Sunday July 13.

It will be the culmination of 64 matches that begin when hosts Brazil getting the tournament underway on Thursday June 12 against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

England will begin their Group D matches against Italy on Saturday June 14 before playing Uruguay on Thursday June 19 and finally Costa Rica on Tuesday June 24.

Should Roy Hodgson's side make it out of the group by finishing in the top two, they will play their Round of 16 match on the weekend of June 28/29.