The Football World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, frequently just called the World Cup, is a universal affiliation football rivalry challenged by the senior men's national groups of the individuals from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the game's worldwide representing body. The title has been granted like clockwork since the debut competition in 1930, aside from in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held on account of the Second World War. The present champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 competition in Brazil.
The present arrangement of the opposition includes a capability stage, which as of now happens over the previous three years, to figure out which groups meet all requirements for the competition stage, which is frequently called the World Cup Finals. After this, 32 groups, including the consequently qualifying host nation(s), contend in the competition stage for the title at settings inside the host nation(s) over a time of about multi month.
The 20 World Cup competitions have been won by eight national groups. Brazil have won five times, and they are the main group to have played in each competition. The other World Cup victors are Germany and Italy, with four titles every; Argentina and debut champ Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France, and Spain, with one title each.
The World Cup is the most lofty affiliation football competition on the planet, and in addition the most broadly saw and took after donning occasion on the planet, surpassing even the Olympic Games; the total group of onlookers of all matches of the 2006 World Cup was assessed to be 26.29 billion with an expected 715.1 million individuals viewing the last match, a ninth of the whole populace of the planet.
17 nations have facilitated the World Cup. Brazil, France, Italy, Germany and Mexico have each facilitated twice, while Uruguay, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Japan and South Korea (together), South Africa and Russia have each facilitated once. Qatar are arranged as hosts of the 2022 finals, and 2026 will be a joint facilitated finals between Canada, the United States and Mexico, which will give Mexico the qualification of being the primary nation to have facilitated diversions in three distinct finals.
An identical competition for ladies' football, the FIFA Women's World Cup, was first held in 1991 in China. The ladies' competition is littler in scale and profile than the men's, however is developing; the quantity of participants for the 2007 competition was 120, more than twofold that of 1991.
Men's football has been incorporated into each Summer Olympic Games with the exception of 1896 and 1932. Not at all like numerous different games, the men's football competition at the Olympics is certainly not a best level competition, and since 1992, an under-23 competition with each group permitted three over-age players. Women's football made its Olympic introduction in 1996.
The FIFA Confederations Cup is a competition held multi year before the World Cup at the World Cup have nation(s) as a dress practice for the forthcoming World Cup. It is challenged by the victors of every one of the six FIFA confederation titles, alongside the FIFA World Cup champion and the host country.
FIFA likewise sorts out universal competitions for youth football (FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup), club football (FIFA Club World Cup), and football variations, for example, futsal (FIFA Futsal World Cup) and shoreline soccer (FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup). The last three don't have a ladies' rendition, despite the fact that a FIFA Women's Club World Cup has been proposed.
The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is held the year prior to every lady's World Cup and the two competitions are granted in a solitary offering process. The U-20 competition fills in as a dress practice for the bigger competition.