History of Soccer World Cup
The Soccer World Cup (often referred to as the Soccer World Cup or simply the World Cup) is the most important competition in foreign football (soccer), as well as the sports of the most represented team. Organized by the Federal Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of the sport, the World Cup is contested by national football teams of FIFA member countries. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930 (except for 1942 and 1946 as a result of World War II), however it is an ongoing event as the entry rounds took place over the three years preceding the final round of the tournament (often called the “Finals”. ) includes 32 national teams competing within four weeks in the pre-designated country, and the games were the most widely seen sport in the world. Of the 17 tournaments held, only seven nations have already won the World Cup. Brazil are the current owners, with the most successful team at the World Cup, winning the tournament five times, while Germany and Italy are trailing by three titles each. The final matches of the Soccer World Cup will be held in Germany.
The first soccer match was played in 1872 between England and Scotland, although at this stage the game was rarely played outside of Great Britain. As football began to increase in popularity, it was held as a sporting event (excluding awards awarded) in the 1900, 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics before the ball became official competition at the 1908 Summer Olympics. Organized by the English Football Association, the event was designed exclusively for amateur players and was undoubtedly considered a show rather than a competition. England’s national soccer team won the event in 1908 and 1912.
The Olympic Games continue to compete only between the non-free teams, with Sir Thomas Lipton organizing the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy tournament in Turin in 1909. Germany and Switzerland. The first tournament was won by West Auckland, an amateur case from northeastern England that was invited after the Football Association refused to participate in the competition. West Auckland returned in 1911 to defend their title successfully, and were awarded the trophy to keep it forever, according to the competition rules.
In 1914, FIFA agreed to accept the Olympic tournament as the “world football championship”, and they took responsibility for the event. This led to the launch of the first national football tournament, at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Uruguay won the tournament, before winning the gold medal again in 1928, with another South American team, Argentina, taking the silver. In 1928 FIFA decided to play their own international tournament. With Uruguay now twice the official soccer champions and as a result of celebrating the centenary of their independence in 1930, FIFA established Uruguay as a host country.
The 1932 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles, did not plan to include football as part of the program due to the popularity of soccer in America. FIFA and the IOC also disagreed over the level of junior players, and so football was reduced to games. FIFA president Jules Rimet was therefore determined to host the World Cup tournament in Uruguay in 1930. they were invited to send a team, but Uruguay’s choice as a competitive destination meant a long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean to European sides. Yes, no European country promised to send the team until two months before the start of the competition, and Rimet finally persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania and Yugoslavia to make the trip. A total of 13 countries participated – seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America.
The tournament, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, was held for the first time in 1991. It’s similar to the men’s tournament in format, but so far it hasn’t created the same level of interest.