The FIFA world cup is an international association football competition established in1930. It is contested by the men’s national teams of the members of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body. The tournament was organized every four years except in 1942 and 1946 when the competition was cancelled due to world war 2. The 2018 FIFA world cup hosted by Russia, was won by France who beat Croatia 4-2 in regulation time.
The 1970 and 1994, along with the 1986,1990 and 2014 games are to date the only matches competed by the same teams (Brazil-Italy and Argentina- Germany respectively). As of 2018, the 1934 final remains the latest last to have been between two teams playing their first final. The final match of the most recent tournament in Russia took place at the country’s biggest sports complex, the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. As of 2018, only nations from Europe and South America have competed in a world cup final at the same time six nations won the final as hosts: Uruguay, Italy, England, Germany, Argentina and France.
The world cup is the most prestigious football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed single sporting event in the world. The cumulative viewership of all matches of the 2006 world cup was estimated at 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.FIFA world cup history is full of legendary names, teams and tournaments. Played every four years, the list of past winners, best players and leading goalscorers is veritable who’s who of footballing royalty. In 2018, it was France who won the cup, Harry Kane of England taking home the golden boot, and Luka Modric the golden ball. The FIFA world cup history in 1986 Argentina, 1990 West Germany, 1994 Brazil, 1998 France,2002 Brazil, 2006 Italy, 2010 Spain, 2014 Germany and 2018 again France won the FIFA world cup.
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cups was the process by which the FIFA selected locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cups. From 2010 until 2015 the FIFA player of the year award was merged with the Ballon d’ Or and called the FIFA Ballon d’ or from the years 2010 – 2015 Lionel Messi won the award six times, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning it five times. The 2016 and 2017 winner of FIFA world player of the year winner was Cristiano Ronaldo, who also won the Ballond’ or for the same period In 2018, he failed to win the hat trick polling second behind Croatian Luka Modrić. The selection process involved several controversies. Two members of the FIFA Executive committee had their voting rights suspended allegations that they would accept money in exchange for votes.
Thierry Hanry who was 20 years, Kylian Mbappe 19 years, Giuseppe Bergomi 18 years, Ronaldo Nazario 17 years and Pele who was 17 years were the youngest FIFA world cup winners. The record for the most goals at a single world cup is 13 by Frenchman Just Fontaine in 1958, which he achieved in six games. The overall top goal scorer in the world cup is German player Miroslane Kiose, who has scored 16 goals overall. The oldest player to ever play in a world cup honour belongs to Italian Dino Zoff, who captained Italy to victory in the 1982 tournament in Spain and the oldest player to score in a world cup final was Nils Liedholm who was 35 years old when he scored in the 1958 world cup final for Sweden against Brazil. The record for the most overall title goes to Real Madrid with 22 followed by Milan’s 17 titles. The trophee des champions title is Lionel Messi’s 41st career trophy and the second with the new club Paris Saint Germain. To the surprise of many, there is only one remaining undefeated team in the 2022 NFL season with week 7 underway after a 26-17 win over the Cowboys in week 6 the Philadelphia Eagles are now 6-0 in the last five seasons, the Eagles have experienced highs and lows.
Alberto Suppici led the Uruguay national team to victory in the inaugural tournament in 1930. Vittorio Pozzo is the only one who has won the world cup twice as a manager in 1934 and 1938 with Italy. Twenty different managers have won the world cup and all winning managers led their own country’s national team. Helmut Schön(winner in 1974) and Franz Beckenbauer (winner in 1990) for west Germany, Carlos Bilardo (winner in 1986) for Argentina, and Mario Zagallo (winner in 1970) for Brazil. Both Beckenbauer and Deschamps were also the captain of their respective team while winning the world cup as a player. Penalty shootouts can bring out either the best or the worst in players. For knockout matches tied after regulation and extra time, the first editions of the world cup used the rule of replaying the game. Twice in 1994 and 2006, the world cup title has been decided by a penalty shootout. Of the 30 shootouts that have taken in the competition, only two reached the sudden death stage after still being tied at the end of “best of five kicks”.
Overall, Salah took 6 minutes and 12 seconds to score his hat – trick. Bafetimbi Gomis had held the record for scoring the fastest champions league hat trick. Earlier, having stuck three goals in minutes against Dinamo Zagreb in 2011. However, Mexico has the most losses in the world cup finals. The North American nation has played 53 matches and 25 of them have ended in defeats. In addition, the record for most own-goals scored by a team in a single match is genuinely remarkable. Madagascar side stade Olympique L’ Emyrae scored on their own net 149 times in a 149- 0 defeat to AS Adema. Despite the 2022 world cup in Qatar being yet to get underway, FIFA is already putting plans in place for the 2026 and 2030 tournaments, with a series of ambitious and potentially controversial options already on the table. However, the 2026 incarnation will be the first to be staged jointly by three countries in the United States, Canada and Mexico and will also provide the stage for a controversial expansion to 48 nations. Looking even further ahead, the trend of multiple countries hosting could well continue again in 2030, with several joint bids already announced.