World Cup 2014

Bring football fever to your classroom as teams from across the globe compete in Brazil to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. These free teaching resources will help you and your students to explore the countries, host nation and wider issues surrounding the beautiful game.

World Cup 2014 resources and activities

Bring football fever to your classroom as teams from across the globe compete in Brazil to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. These free teaching resources will help you and your students to explore the countries, host nation and wider issues surrounding the beautiful game.

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Wear the faces of famous footballers for activities such as interviews, role plays and languages games.

Editable football strip templates for students to design their own strip or replicate the colours of whichever team they're backing.

Create a World Cup display in your classroom with this set of colourful posters and other materials.

Primary resources, KS1 and KS2

World Cup 2014: Fair-play activities

Harness the energy around the football World Cup in Brazil 2014, and use these activities from CAFOD with pupils to explore global justice issues through the lens of sport and football.

World Cup board game

Test your students' history, geography and sports knowledge with this board game based on the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

World Cup workbook

This booklet of word searches, crosswords and grammar worksheets is ideal for ESL students.

Activity booklet

An activity booklet based around the World Cup in Brazil. Includes research tasks, design activities and other lesson ideas.

Football paper and borders

A set of football-themed lined paper and page borders for a variety of uses in different subjects.

World Cup Flags

Blank outlines of the flags for each of the countries in the 2014 World Cup – ideal for displays and themed activities.

Flag symmetry

Differentiated symmetry worksheets featuring some of the flags of the countries from the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil medium-term planning

Use this resource to help with planning a scheme of work about Brazil.

TES iboard: World Cup Quiz

Score a goal with each correct answer in this fun, interactive football quiz, with 2 skill levels.

TES iboard: World Cup Maths Challenge

Challenge your pupils with a football-related maths question every single day of the World Cup.

Secondary resources


World Cup 2014: Fair-play activities

Ten activities from CAFOD to explore the global issues surrounding the World Cup in Brazil.

Brazil 2014 World Cup scheme of work - Part 1

Brazil 2014 World Cup scheme of work - Part 2

A differentiated, two-part scheme of work that asks 'Should it really be called the 'World' Cup?'

World Cup geography

Investigation to compare different climatic regions in Brazil, linked to the World Cup 2014.

Investigating Brazil

Use these resources on the geography and features of Brazil as part of a wider topic on the World Cup.

Brazil scheme of work

Prepare students for the world cup with this scheme of work all about Brazil.

World Cup games and activities

Dive into the atmosphere of the World Cup with these display, game and activity resources.

Fantasy football

Get students excited about the World Cup with this fantasy football activity.


World Cup 2014 simulation activity

In this maths activity, students analyse goal data based on a simulation of the World Cup.

World Cup averages – mean, mode, median and range

In this lesson, students calculate averages based on data on the team in the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil 2014 maths challenge

These World Cup-themed resources will be useful in encouraging students to practice maths.

World Cup maths activities

These colourful resources will test students' knowledge on a wide range of topics.

Mean, median, mode and range

Students work out the mean, median, mode and range of footballers' ages with this maths resource.


World Cup 2014 Brazil – Spanish activity

A World Cup quiz to challenge students' geographical knowledge and practise the names of countries in Spanish.

Brazil 2014 World Cup mascot quiz

Spanish activities based on the 2014 World Cup and its mascot, Fuleco.

World Cup groups 2014

Students match up a table of countries in this French and Spanish activity.

World Cup booklets

Help your students practice their language skills with this French, Spanish and German resource.

World Cup speaking activities

Boost students' confidence in their speaking skills with this German World Cup activity.

French flag colouring

Colour the flags and learn the French names for the World Cup countries with this resource.


Street child: World Cup 2014

Go beyond the game and explore global issues, citizenship, education and poverty with this set of activities and resources.

Good role models?

Are professional footballers good role models? Consider the evidence and build arguments with this activity.

World Cup news articles

Use these news articles from The Day to get students thinking about the impact of the World Cup on Brazil.

Brazilian people: Vera's story

This factsheet can be used as a starting point for a discussion about how the World Cup will affect Brazil.

The World Cup: A fair game?

Use this set of resources from Oxfam to explore ideas of equality and fairness, as well as to examine inequality between and within countries.