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World Cup

Every few years, in a different country around the world, there's a big sports competition. It's like the Olympics but only for one sport. The most popular sport in the world! What do you know about the history of the FIFA World Cup?

Men from 13 countries played in the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930. In the final game Uruguay beat Argentina and became the first World Cup winners. Every four years since then there has been a Men's World Cup. 32 countries played in the last men's competition in 2022.

The first official Women's World cup was held in China in 1991. 12 teams played and the United States beat Norway in the final. Every four years since then there has been a Women's World Cup. Now 32 countries play in the Women's World Cup and in 2023 Spain beat England to win the cup. 

The first time people saw the World Cup on TV was in 1954 when Switzerland held the competition. At least 3 billion people in countries all over the world watched the 2022 Men's World Cup on TV!

Until 2002 the World Cup was always in a European or an American country. South Korea and Japan held the first Asian World Cup. The first African World Cup was in 2010, in South Africa.

Brazil is the most successful World Cup team in the men's competition. They are the only team that have played in every tournament. So far they have won it five times. Germany and Italy have both won four times. Argentina has won it three times and France and Uruguay twice. England and Spain have won it once.

The United States is the most successful team in the women's tournament. They have won it four times and Germany has won it twice.

Fun Facts

  • In 1966, the World Cup was in England. Thieves stole the Cup and tried to sell it. A dog found it under a tree!
  • Germany and Spain are the only two countries that have won both the Men's and Women's World Cup.

Discussion

Have you ever watched the FIFA World Cup? Who's your favourite team?

Average: 2.9 (21 votes)

Submitted by CrazyDJ70 on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 03:44

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I have ever seen the FIFA world cup and my favorite team is France.

Submitted by CaptainDrum90 on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 08:48

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I've never seen it. But i might in the future.

Submitted by AmazingMummyPlant on Tue, 14/09/2021 - 14:12

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I used to watch World cup and My Favorite team is South Korea!

Submitted by PurpleJurassic800 on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 01:24

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I don't watched FIFA would cup. My favorite team is south Korea.

Submitted by SpikeyRuby7000 on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 08:40

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I have watched FIFA World Cup and my favorite team is Russia!

Submitted by MisterSphinxPharaoh on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 17:34

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my favorite brazil

Submitted by KingFolk900 on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 15:14

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my favorite barcalona

Submitted by RubyCushionGarden on Sun, 30/08/2020 - 09:37

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I haven't watched a football game, but my friends love it.

Submitted by EmeraldFairyGrass on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 14:32

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i dont actually watch football (or if you want to call it soccer)

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 12:51

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My favourite team is France!

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 12:51

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I already watched a match between Argentina and Japan! All four years I watch on TV with my dad the Football World Cup! i like football

Submitted by HappyDiamond2000 on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 09:28

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I never watched FIFA word cup but my favorite south Africa

Submitted by MegaGuitarT-Rex on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:58

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I watched the world cup 2 times. My first world cup was brasil 2014. My favorite team is england, south korea, and chile.

Submitted by CaptainAstrona… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 06:10

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I have watched the Fifa world cup last year, I enjoyed watching the matches. My favorite team was Russia and France.

Submitted by TiredOpal8 on Mon, 23/12/2019 - 12:50

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Yes, I have watched the Fifa world cup last year, I really enjoyed watching the matches. My favorite team was France.

Submitted by RunningFootbal… on Mon, 02/12/2019 - 13:44

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I watched football world cup once. It was held in Russia on 2018. France won the cup. I wish India could play in the football world cup.

Submitted by DJKickingChimpanzee on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 16:40

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Maybe they wanted the world cup for ther self

Submitted by DJKickingChimpanzee on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 10:08

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I'm crazy about football

Submitted by QueenFairyDrum on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 07:54

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I have never watched FIFA WORLD CUP buy, now when I read this I really like Brazil

Submitted by QueenTune400 on Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:41

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yesterday i watch football world cup in russia!

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