BEGINNING OF THE WORLD CUP

“World Cup”

The World Cup is considered one of the most important international sports and competitions, which are supervised by the International Football Federation. This tournament is held every 4 years from the date of 1930, where this tournament started on this date, except 1942 and the 1946 championships were canceled due to war. The 32nd international teams will participate in this tournament after qualifying at the continental level for three years. These teams are divided into (8) groups competing to qualify for the 16th round, then the eighth round, then the semi-finals and then the round. The final, which includes two teams competing for the title B, the duration of this tournament a month to play in the state courts or the host of the tournament states over four years.

The last 20 tournaments have witnessed (8) different international teams winning the title and Brazil was the most present in these tournaments where he attended all tournaments since 1930 until now and was the most culminating in the World Cup and won (5) times in the years (1958,1962, 1970, 1994, Italy, which won the title four times in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006, and Germany, which won the title four times (1954, 1974, 1990), the last one in 2014. Argentina and Uruguay have won two titles per team, with the following titles: France, Spain, and England.

The World Cup is one of the most-watched international tournaments in the world, with an estimated 715 million viewers in the final in Germany in 2006, the last tournament held in Brazil in 2014 and the German national team. The next tournament will be held in Russia. In June 2018, the idea of ​​holding the World Cup dates back to the first meeting of the International Football Federation in 1904 attended by (7) countries in the meeting, namely Belgium, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, where the Federation adopted the idea of ​​holding the tournament in the world, but faced Some difficulties are:

  • The International Olympic Committee for the idea, fearing that affect the Olympics.
  • In addition to the fear that the International Federation will dominate the most popular tournament in the world.

The history of the World Cup in football

The idea was put forward in 1921 by a lawyer named Jules Rimet, who assumed the presidency of the federation. The first tournament was organized in Uruguay on July 13, 1930.