Some teams will have to travel about 3,650 km within Brazil to compete in the three games of the first round of 2014 World Cup, according to the match schedule released on this Thursday by FIFA in event in the entity's official headquarters in Zurich.
The vast distances of the country and the authorities' commitment to bring the World Cup to all regions of the country will result in large displacements.
Group E seed will start the World Cup in Brasilia on June 15, on Sunday, then will travel 1,060 km towards Salvador, which will enter into the field in the following Friday, and then will complete the journey in Manaus, 2,605 km away.
In addition to travel time, the delegations will face climate changes, since Brasilia should experience a season of low humidity, Salvador should have pleasant temperatures and Manaus should have higher temperatures, as well as high humidity. There will also be time zone changes, since the capitals of Amazonas and Mato Grosso have one hour less than the other host cities in their clocks.
The fourth member of the group E will cover approximately 3,450 km, with a total of seven hours of flight, to move from Porto Alegre and Curitiba, in the dead of winter, to Manaus.
Some teams will start their campaign in one region, will travel to another and then will travel back to the first. This applies to the group D seed, which will debut in Fortaleza, go to Sao Paulo and then return to the Northeast Region to enter into the field in Natal.
The Brazilian team is the only one that knows its way, since it has been placed as group A seed. The host team will also not be free from long trips, since it will start the campaign in São Paulo, go to Brasília and then close the first phase in Fortaleza.