32 teams in 8 groups playing 64 matches over a month in 12 cities means that having a schedule close at hand is one of the key requirements to follow the FIFA World Cup. Ever since my first World Cup in 2002, I've been rather old-fashioned about printing out the schedules in colour and filling in the individual match results by hand. It is a tradition that reminds me how to use a pen while being oddly satisfying at the same time.
For this year's matches, I've listed below the schedules I've shortlisted for printing. I like schedules that are super colourful, fun and most importantly have the required spaces to fill in the names of winning countries after the group stage.
- This one is fun and colourful: (it's the one at the end of the page) http://www.happyholidays2014.com/tag/printable-world-cup-2014-wall-chart
- As of now, this one's my current favourite: http://www.itw-industry.com/news/WorldCup.htm
- And the last option: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2014/world-cup-wall-chart-download-3617383
I'm still looking out for better options - as of now nothing's really come up to the standards of schedules from previous years.
As most of my day is spent at the computer, an online schedule is equally essential. Currently this seems to be the one of the better online schedules out there: http://www.sportsinteraction.com/fifa-2014-schedule-results-calendar/?date=20140612