The FIFA World Cup, also known as the World Cup Soccer, is a premier international soccer competition, usually held annually, with the participating teams coming from all corners of the world. This event attracts tens of millions of spectators each year. It is one of the most watched sporting events on earth, and the tournament is divided into two different parts – the Round of World Cups and the Champions League. In this article, we look at both aspects of the competition.
The Round of World Cups has traditionally been held in June/July each year, with the current format has been in place since 1998. This means that the four nations with the best qualified teams at the end are awarded the tournament’s titles. This year’s edition is scheduled to be held in Germany, with the host country being Spain. The United Kingdom, Mexico, Ghana, Russia and Brazil have also been invited to take part. It is the fourth tournament in history to feature an entirely European team, following the disqualification of Italian power teams in previous occasions.
The competition for the title has been heating up over recent months, with favorites Brazil looking unbeatable so far and Argentina, backed by their coach Maradona, having other people wondering how they will manage to defeat the holders of 14 years of title. The overall record of world cup winners is impressive, with Spain following their own dream win in the 1930 edition. But with only six teams being competing, it is not impossible to miss. The quarter finals will be played in either the United States or Japan, and both have their own hopes to win. Germany is favored to win the whole thing again, although some experts give the chance to either Brazil or Argentina to do so. We will see exactly what happens at the World Cup in July.
The first round of matches will start with a four-way playoff between Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, with the fourth-placed team in each group qualifying for the knockout stage. The other groups have a chance to qualify from two to four. The four groups all have powerful footballing teams, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and AC Milan all having great chances at winning the world cup. The quarter finals and the semis will be played in July, with the grand final taking place in Germany in August.
If you think that the World Cup will be won by favorites Germany, you should remember that they lost to Portugal in the last round of qualifying. Also, Spain are favorites to win the World Cup for the third time in a row, but don’t forget about Brazil and Argentina. There are many other factors involved, but if those top four are considered, it is not impossible for any team to win the cup. It will definitely take a miracle for any English team to win the world cup for the second consecutive time.
So, as mentioned above, England has a very good chance of joining the elite of world footballing nations, with four of their six games being played in June. Of course, the most important game for the English side will be against Brazil, who are favorites to win the cup. Aside from Brazil and Argentina, many other countries are also considered for the World Cup. But if you want to win the World Cup by any means possible, you must ensure that you beat every other team by large margins, not just enough to qualify for the quarter finals, but by large enough to win the championship. That might not happen this year, because there are so many other countries waiting in the wings, but you can be sure that it will happen in the near future, as the qualification rounds progress slowly and steadily.