FIFA World Cup
is known as the World Cup
foot ball and also known as Football
World Cup or Soccer
World Cup. It is the most popular competition
in international football and no other sporting
event captures the world's attention like the
FIFA World Cup.
The championship has been contested once in every
four years since the first tournament in 1930,
except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
A group of visionary
French football administrators,
led in the 1920s by the innovative Jules Rimet,
are credited with the original idea of bringing
the world's strongest national football teams
together to compete for the title of World Champions.
The original gold trophy was in the name of
Jules Rimet's . From 1930 to 1970, the Jules
Rimet Trophy was awarded to the Cup winner.
It is more of an ongoing event as the qualifying
rounds of the competition take place over the
three years preceding the final rounds.
Year wise hosts
of world cup
• Uruguay 1930
• Italy 1934
• France 1938
• Brazil 1950
• Switzerland 1954
• Sweden 1958
• Chile 1962
• England 1966
• Mexico 1970
• Germany 1974
• Argentina 1978
• Spain 1982
• Mexico 1986
• Italy 1990
• United States 1994
• France 1998
• Korea & Japan 2002
• Germany 2006.
• South Africa 2010
Since 1930, the 16 tournaments
have seen only seven different winners. However,
the FIFA World Cup has also been punctuated
by dramatic upsets that have helped create football
wave history - the United States defeating England
in 1950, North Korea's defeat of Italy in 1966,
Cameroon's emergence in the 1980s and their
opening match defeat of the Argentinean cup-holders
After 1970, a new trophy, known as the FIFA
World Cup Trophy, was designed.