All about Fifa World Cup
About Fifa :
- • FIFA is the International Governing body for the Sport of Football, Futsal and Beach Soccer.
- • FIFA stands for “Federation Internationale de Football Association”.
- • Founded: 21 May 1904.
- • Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland.
- • Members: 211 Countries.
- • Major Tournaments: FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup.
- • Official Languages: English, French, German, Spanish.
- • President: Gianni Infantino.
- • Secretary General: Fatima Samoura
- • Website: www.fifa.com
FIFA World Cup:
- • FIFA World Cup is an International Men’s National Team Football Tournament for member Nations which is organized once in four years.
- • Started in: 1930.
- • Format: 32 Qualified National Teams Play for the World Cup.
- • The 21st Fifa World Cup was hosted by Russia from 14th June to 15th July 2018.
- • FIFA World Cup 2018 Winner: France, after Defeating Croatia in the Finals.
- • Mascot: Zabivaka meaning “the one who scores”.
- • Top 8 teams: Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Sweden, England, Russia Croatia.
- • Golden Ball: Luka Modric – Croatia, (Golden Ball is awarded to the best player of the Tournament).
- • Golden Boot: Harry Kane – England. (Golden Boot is awarded to the Highest Goal Scorer of the Tournament).
List of FIFA World Cup Winning Countries:
- • Football is the most followed Sport in the World with about 211 Football playing countries.
- • An Estimated 3.4 Billion viewers for the International sporting event this time, which is almost half of the world.
- • India’s Fifa Ranking is 97 among the 211 Countries.
- • India had qualified for the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
- • Brazil has won the World Cup most number of times, 5 times.
- • Germany with 4 World Cup wins has the second most wins.
- • The FIFA World Cup trophy is made from 5 Kg of 18 Karat Gold.
- • The Trophy depicts two human figures holding the Globe.