The FIFA World CUP ; where everything began

The FIFA World Cup, also known as "the World Cup," is an international football association competition held every four years between the FIFA World Governing Body and the Senior Men's National Teams of FIFA member countries (FIFA). It is performed in groups. The championship has been given every four years since its commencement in 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, when it was halted due to World War II. France is the current champion, having won their second title in Russia in 2018.”

 The current format includes a qualifying process that has taken place over the last three years to determine whether teams qualify for the tournament phase. During the tournament phase, 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nations, battle for the title in various venues throughout the host countries for about a month. Eight different national teams have won twenty-one World Cup events. Brazil has won five tournaments and is the only team to have participated in them all. With four victories each, Germany and Italy are the other World Cup champions. Argentina, France, and Uruguay, who finished first in the tournament, each won two trophies, while England and Spain each won one. The World Cup is the most watched and followed sporting event on the planet, as well as the most important associated major international tournament. The anticipated total number of viewers for the 2006 World Cup matches was 26.29 billions, with 715.1 million people watching the final match, accounting for one-ninth of the world's population. The World Cup is sponsored by seventeen countries. Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, and Mexico have all hosted four times, whereas Uruguay, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Japan, and South Korea (all together), South Africa, and Russia have each hosted once. The hosting is delegated to a single individual. In 2022, the tournament will return to Qatar, and in 2026, it will be co-hosted by Canada, the United States, and Mexico, making Mexico the first country to host three World Cup games.” 

Worldwide championships in the past:

The world's first international football match was a tight match in Glasgow in 1872 between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0-0 draw. The British Home Championship, the first international event, was held in 1884. In the early twentieth century, football became popular in other parts of the world, and it was held as a demonstration sport in 1900, with no medals awarded. The International Olympic Committee elevated the 1906 Intercollegiate Games and the 1904 Summer Olympics to recognised competitions. After its foundation in 1904, FIFA sought to organise an international football competition outside of Olympic authority in Switzerland in 1906.”

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, football was made an official sport. The event, which was organised by the Football Association ”(FA), England's football governing body, was exclusively for amateur players and was more of a show than a competition. Britain (represented by England's national amateur football team) won the gold medal. England repeated the feat at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. Sir Thomas Lipton organised the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy Tournament in Toure in 1909, with only tiny emerging, still under practise teams competing in the Olympics. Individual clubs (not national teams) from numerous countries competed in the Lipton Tournament, each representing an entire country. Because it comprised teams from the most renowned professional clubs in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, the competition was dubbed the "First World Cup," but the Football Association of England refused to be associated with the competition or the professional team. The offer to send was turned down. In 1914, the Olympic championship was renamed the "World Football Championship for Amateurs," and FIFA assumed control of the competition. It paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football competition, which featured Egypt and 13 European countries and was won by Belgium at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Uruguay won the following two Olympic football competitions in 1924 and 1928. As the FIFA professional procedure began in 1924, it was also the first two Open World Championships.”

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