Soccer World Cup

Soccer World Cup - Introduction

Fifa World Cup is one of the greatest events that is held in a different part of the world every 4 years.

The best players in the world compete in this tournament for the honor of being the World Cup Champions for the next 4 years.

Football World Cup also brings Nations together and all problems are forgotten for the time that this tournament is played. All eyes and concentration is on soccer.

I would also like to mention that World Cup Soccer is the most watched sport in the world with more than 3 billion people following it all around the globe and that number is increasing.

World Cup history can start with the first FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament held in Uruguay, during 1930.

However FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) was originally created back in 1904 by seven European soccer associations from Denmark, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands who met in Paris, France in 1904 to form FIFA, World Soccer Governing Body.

Since 1930, when the first FIFA World Cup International Tournament was played in Uruguay, World Cup has been played every four years with the exception during the time of World War 2 when the 1942 and 1946 World Cup was skipped due to the War.

Football world cup brings people and nations together every four years where we can witness some of the most spectacular soccer being played by top professional soccer players in the world.

I also think its important to mention that a lot of young players participating in Soccer Fifa World Cup tournament are watched by top club scouts in the world giving them the opportunity to show off their skills and get offered multi million dollar contracts.

I will add more content to the Soccer World Cup section and you can read more about each World Cup Soccer year by clicking on the links below.

Soccer World Cup continues with the history of each year listed below....

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International Soccer Rules
Soccer is by far the most popular sport played around the world.
World Cup Soccer Results
Hello and welcome to my list of World Cup winners and the complete results of every World Cup game going back to 1930 when the first World Cup was held in Uruguay.
2010 World Cup
2010 World Cup was held in South Africa from June 6th until July 7th, 2006.
2006 World Cup
2006 World Cup was held in Germany from June 6th until July 7th, 2006.
2002 World Cup
2002 World Cup was held in Korea/Japan from May 31st until June 30th, 2002.
1998 World Cup
This years tournament was brought back to the home of Jules Rimet, father of the FIFA World Cup.
1994 World Cup
1994 World Cup was held in United States from June 17th until July 17th, 1994.
1990 World Cup
This would be one of the world cups that was low on goals and high on drama. This world cup was also the lowest scoring tournament so far with only 115 goals scored in 52 matches.
1986 World Cup
Columbia was the first choice to host this world cup, however due to financial reasons Columbia had to back out and the hosting of this years tournament went to Mexico.
1982 World Cup
Brazil was the favorite to win it with the dream team midfield consisting of world class players such as Zico, Falcao, Socrates and Eder but to everyone's surprise Brazil would be knocked out by the underdog Italy in the second round.
1978 World Cup
Dutch Johan Cruyff and German Franz Beckenbauer were missing from this world cup with Beckenbauer retiring from International Soccer/Football and Cruyff not showing up with the Dutch squad, which came as a surprise to everyone.
1974 World Cup
With Pele retired, spotlight was taken over by Netherlands Johan Cruyff and German Franz Beckenbauer, player who revolutionized the libero role on the field.
1970 World Cup
This is the first tournament that would be broadcasted in color around the world allowing millions of people to watch some of the most amazing soccer/football in the history of this great game.
1966 World Cup
England menager Alf Ramsey said confidently that this was Englands year to win the Jules Rimet Cup. After it was all played and done, Ramsey would not be wrong.
1962 World Cup
It was a tournament where Brazil would successfully defend their title and also show the world that Brazil was rising up and considered to be one of the best football/soccer nations for many years to come.
1958 World Cup
This is the historic event where, than 17 year old Pele would be seen for the first time in the most competitive soccer event ever held.
1954 World Cup
This World Cup would have the most surprising ending of all the World Cups in the history of this great tournament.
1950 World Cup
1950 World Cup was the tournament that brought everyone together after the grueling and bloody World War II was finished.
1938 World Cup
1938 World Cup tournament was the last World Cup before the cold and bloody World War II and France had the honor of hosting it.
1934 World Cup
1934 World Cup was hosted by Italy.
1930 First World Cup
Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in the history of soccer/football in July, 1930.