The FIFA World Cup, also known as the World Cup Soccer, is a large international league soccer competition, organized by the international governing association of soccer, which is characterized by four teams in which the invited teams are selected based on the points won and the performance of each team throughout the qualification process. The name was given to the competition because of its founder who was a Belgian. The said football competition is one of the most watched and attended sporting events every year. The competition is divided into four regions, which are Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The teams play their matches during special occasions such as the World Cup.
Each team that makes it to the World Cup play each other from among the four countries that they represent. A tournament is usually decided by a committee made up of experts from each of the four countries that will determine which team will be given the chance to play in the World Cup. The tournament is also characterized by a unique format that differs every four years. This means that the format has to be changed every four years and this process has to be approved by a FIFA committee.
The World Cup is not only for the participants of the tournament but for the viewers at large. Every year, the entire world becomes interested and glued to this event because it is very interesting and exciting. In addition to that, it is considered as a great way to display the skill and talent of players and even the coaches and other people in the game. It also acts as a gauge of how strong a particular country or a team is based on the performance that they get. The results of a game are very significant and can change a whole lot of things, such as the opinions of fans, media, competitors and other people.
The latest news regarding the World Cup predictions is that it looks like the tournament will be held in Africa. This is because the teams that qualified from the preliminary round will have played against every other member of the same group, namely African countries, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Russia and South Korea. And if we are to compare the previous World Cup tournament with the twenty20, the African Nations Cup is expected to give an easier time than the Asian Football Championship.
Another interesting thing about the World Cup predictions is that the favorites become obvious right before the start of the tournament. Based on the current ranking of all the teams, experts give the following order for the first four games: the host nation will have to face off against defending champions Brazil, while other teams have to win against bottom half teams. On the other hand, if we take the results of last year’s World Cup tournament as the basis for this year’s predictions, it is expected that holders Germany will be the favorites, followed by Spain, Brazil, Arsenal and United States. These four teams have a big chance to make it to the quarter finals, which can lead them to the title of “champion of the world”.
In 1950, there were no other countries playing in the World Cup tournament. FIFA, the governing body of football association, decided to organize a tournament only after the war had ended. After the termination of World War II, there was no longer any neutral ground where four teams from various countries can play each other to determine who among them is the better team. Today, more countries are joining the fray, thus making the competition much more intense. The World Cup is once again in the process of selecting its teams.