The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in June and July 2014 in Brazil.
This will be the second time the country has hosted the competition, the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany. It will be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged outside Europe and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere (the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa).
Kia Motors Corporation announced during a signing ceremony coinciding with the Geneva Motor Show the beginning of a partnership with Hyundai Motors as the official automotive partner of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the governing body for one of the world’s greatest sporting events the FIFA World Cup.
Kia Motors becomes one of six official FIFA partners and the beneficiary of the highest level of association with FIFA, which includes rights to the 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup and other FIFA events, exclusive marketing assets, increased media exposure and an affiliation with the governing body’s special events and development initiatives.
As a FIFA partner, Kia Motors is supplying official vehicles from its wide-ranging model line-up to FIFA and FIFA events and is boosting its brand recognition through various marketing activities and A-board advertisement in the stadiums.
Kia Motors sees football sponsorships as a core element of its marketing strategy and as an efficient way to communicate with customers by sharing its passion for football and building an emotional connection.
Through its football sponsorship, Kia Motors aims to position itself as a brand bringing the excitement of the world’s greatest game to football fans all over the world.
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