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How many matches will be played in the world cup cup?

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There are 64 matches total in the tournament. There are 48 matches in group play. 4 teams in each of 8 groups play a round robin consisting of 6 matches. The result of group play produces 16 teams. It takes 2 teams to make one match. So now you have 8 matches of the first round of the knockout stage. There are no draws,so the first round will produce 8 winners. the 8 winners will produce 4 quarterfinal matches. From there you have 2 semifinal matches. There is a third and fourth place play off match. Then, 1 championship match!
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How many matches will be played in world cup 2010?

There are 8 groups of 4 teams each, for a total of 32 teams. Every team will play every team in their group once resulting in 6 matches per group. 8 * 6 = 48 total match