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The world cup

Soccer outside the United States and Canada, the game of soccer is called football. Soccer is the world’s most popular game, with the best players meeting every four years to compete for the World Cup. It is bigger than baseball, American football and basketball combined. Statistics showed that a global television audience of 49 billion people tuned in to watch the 2002 World Cup (FIFA.com “Pure Football” pg.1). The World Cup is held every four years, hosted by a different country each time. During the four years in between the event, the president and council of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) unite to have a lottery on who’s going to be the next nation to host this prestigious event; and in so, even the president of the country has to be present if they are to win this lottery. The first World Cup was opened at the Centenary Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay on 18 July, 1930. Every year, eager fans throughout the world wait for World Cup qualifying rounds. Soccer fans are known for their craziness and extreme devotion to their favorite teams. In Europe for instance, there always have to be a SWAT team in the stadiums due to tragic events that have taken place in such games. Fans can be very loyal towards...............................................................................................................................................................The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of World War II. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host...
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