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FIFA World Cup

  • The 2nd greatest sport events after Olympics is FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup.
  • It is an international association football competition.
  • Contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body.
  • The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930.
  • The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title.
  • The last champions are Germany, who won the 2014 tournament.
  • The 2014 tournament in Brazil was the most expensive World Cup so far with a budget of $11.6 billion.
  • The 2010 tournament in South Africa was the second most expensive World Cup so far with a budget of $3 billion.

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