The World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the world’s highest honor, highest specifications, highest competitive level and highest popularity of the football competition, together with the Olympic Games as the World’s two top sports events. The World Cup is held every four years and any FIFA member can send teams to the tournament. The World Cup is the source and the root of the development and popularization of the world football. Brazil were the most decorated team to win the tournament which win the World Cup five times. China entered the 17th Korea/Japan World Cup for the first time in 2002. Schedule is divided into World Cup stage and final stage two World Cup qualifiers phase is divided into six major division, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, North America and Oceania division, each division needs to obey the rules of the area actual situation during qualifying, but each had signed up for the FIFA World Cup member countries team, and you need to in the upcoming qualifiers for entering the World Cup finals.

As one of the most influential individual sports events in the world, the World Cup is also becoming more and more commercialized. The FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010 awarded a total of 400 million dollars to teams, and setting a record for the highest prize in world sport. The participating countries also offer large bonuses to players and teams to stimulate results. President Xi Jinping has called the World Cup an important part of the Chinese dream. He has three wishes for Chinese football: One is that Chinese football team can enter the World Cup, the other is that China can hold the World Cup and the third is that China can one day win the World Cup.

These three aspirations show the great importance of Chinese football. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay on July 13, 1930. The recent World Cup was held in Russia on June 14, 2018. It is also the first time that an eastern European country has hosted a World Cup. There will be 32 teams all competing for international football’s biggest prize, hoping to take it from current champions Germany. My brother and i have watched two matches of this World Cup. I have seen many people like us watching the games in the stadium in Xi’an. Twelve venues from 11 cities will host across Russia, with the final taking place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. France had beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final in the early hours of July 16, 2018, Bejing time. It is the second time in twenty years after winning the 1988 World Cup. What shocked me most was the team that Messi was in, i just can’t believe that they lost the game. I think they were not using the right tactics and formations in new football kits. The official song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia “Live It Up”was released on Friday with an all-star line-up of international artists.


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