History of Football World Cup

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History of FOOTBALL World Cup

The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA president Jules Rimet decided to stage an international football tournament. The inaugural edition, held in 1930, was contested as a final tournament of only thirteen teams invited by the organization. Since then, the World Cup has experienced successive expansions and format remodeling to its current 32-team final tournament preceded by a two-year qualifying process, involving over 200 teams from around the world.

The first official international football match was played in 1872 in Glasgow between Scotland and England, although at this stage the sport was rarely played outside Great Britain.

By 1900, however, football had gained ground all around the world and national football associations were being founded. The first official international match outside the British Isleswas played between Uruguay and Argentina in Montevideo in July 1902. FIFA was founded in Paris on 22 May 1904 – comprising football associations from France, Belgium (the preceding two teams having played their first international aqainst each other earlier in the month), Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, with Germany pledging to join.

FIFA (Federation International of Football Association)

FIFA (Federation International of Football Association) is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest NGOs, being founded on 21 May 1904. It has since expanded to include 209 member associations.

President of FIFA – Gianni Infantino of Switzerland/Italy from 2016 to at present.

General Secretary – Fatma Samoura of Senegal from 2016 to at present

FIFA World Cup Champions List

YearHostWinner
1930UruguayUruguay
1934ItalyItaly
1938FranceItaly
1950BrazilUruguay
1954SwitzerlandWest Germany
1958SwedanBrazil
1962ChileBrazil
1966EnglandEngland
1970MexicoBrazil
1974West GermanyWest Germany
1978ArgentinaArgentina
1982SpainItaly
1986MexicoArgentina
1990ItalyWest Germany
1994United StatesBrazil
1998FranceFrance
2002South Korea & JapanBrazil
2006GermanyItaly
2010South AfricaSpain
2014BrazilGermany
2018Russia????

FIFA World Cup Champions Team

CountryNo.of FIFA World Cup
Brazil5
Italy4
West Germany4
Uruguay2
Argentina2
England1
France1
Spain1
Total20

FIFA Golden Ball and Golden Boot Winners

YearGolden BallGolden Shoe/ Boot
1982Paolo RossiPaolo Rossi
1986Diego MaradonaGary Linekar
1990Salvatore SchillaciSalvatore Schillaci
1994RomarioOleg Salenko & Hristo Stoichkov
1998RonaldoDavor Suker
2002Oliver KhanRonaldo
2006Zinedine ZidaneMiroslav Klose
2010Diego ForlanThomas Muller
2014Lionel MessiJames Rodriguez

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