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Organisers said the decision to move the teams between the different areas of the country was partly to ensure that individual sides did not benefit from playing games all in the cooler climate of the south of Brazil.
The knockout stages will be more suited to European prime time, with the latest kick-off being 5pm in Brazil, or 9pm in the UK.Maracana Stadium: Will host the World Cup final Related articles Brazil reach Olympics semis Brilliant Brazil beat Team GB Let fans drink, says Richards
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said: "The teams will travel around so the host cities will have all the teams, and you can have the best teams, the seeded teams in all the cities,Doug Baldwin Youth Jersey."
The group stages will see matches kicking off at four different times - 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm, with the British summer time equivalent being four hours later.
Ricardo Trade,Alex Green Jersey, head of operations for the 2014 World Cup, said: "The climate is so different you do not want to give an advantage to one country over another."
Brazil's 2014 World Cup will see the latest kick-off times for a finals tournament, with some games starting as late as 10pm (2am in Britain),Marc Tyler Jersey.
FIFA have performed a U-turn on promises to cluster teams in sectors to minimise travel distances.
Last year, Valcke said they would consider splitting Brazil into four regions, rather than having teams travel around the entire country.
The distances that fans may have to travel could be a major concern,A.J. Jenkins Youth Jersey. For example, one team in Group A will have to play the opening match of the tournament in Sao Paulo, their second match 2,Eric Decker Jersey,000 miles away in Manaus, and the third in Recife - another three-and-a-half-hour flight away, or a 5,700-kilometres road trip through the Amazon jungle.
The final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium will take place at 4pm - 8pm BST.
He said then: "Brazil is a continent, not just a country, so we may divide it into four pieces to make sure that fans do not have to travel (fly) more than one or two hours from one stadium to the other."
Instead, it was announced that teams will play each group match in a different city - some up to 2,Fletcher Cox Youth Jersey,000 miles apart.