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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:

Sr. No. Year Winners
1 1930 Uruguay
2 1934 Italy
3 1938 Italy
4 1950 Brazil
5 1954 Germany
6 1958 Brazil
7 1962 Brazil
8 1966 England
9 1970 Brazil
10 1974 Germany
11 1978 Argentina
12 1982 Italy
13 1986 Argentina
14 1990 Germany
15 1994 Brazil
16 1998 France
17 2002 Brazil
18 2006 Italy
19 2010 Spain
20 2014 Germany
21 2018 France

Quick Facts:

  • • 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.

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