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World Cup : World Cup, it is commonly known as FIFA World Cup. FIFA World Cup is an International association of football organization that quite well settles in the hearts of the whole of the world. In this competition the senior men’s national team of the member of FIFA. This championship started in the year 1930 and from that time onwards it is conducted after every four years except the years 1942 and 1946. At that very time it was not held because of the Second World War. At present the champion of FIFA world cup is Spain that won the trophy in the year 2010 and now in 2014 the championship is going to be conducted again. According to the current format of the tournament 32 teams are involved in competition for the title.

This championship takes place for about a month. A qualification phase id conducted in the gap of three years so that it can be determined that which team can qualify for the tournament with the host nation. There had been 19 World Cup tournaments that have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil is one such team that had won this title for five times and at the same very time it is the only team that had played in every tournament. The first International match of football was a challenge match that was played between Scotland and England in the year 1872 in Glasgow. This match was a draw as it ended at 0-0. But the first International tournament, which is the inaugural of the British Home Championship, took place in the year 1884.

From the beginning of the 20th century Football grew as quite an interesting and the most loved sports of the nation and hence it was held as a demonstration sport. Firstly the tournament was expanded to 28 teams in the year 1982 and then it was again expanded to 32 teams in the year 1998. For 16 years it was captured into the 28 teams only and them the format was changed. In the year 1998 teams like Africa, Asia and North America were also able to take part in it. From that time onwards team from these regions have enjoyed more success from as compared with any other region. Most of the nations that participate in this tournament are from Europe and South America, with a small majority of North America, Africa, Asia and Ocean.
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