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World soccer's supreme title
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of the member nations of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.

In the eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won the title. Brazil is the most successful World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The current World Champions, Italy, follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay (who won the inaugural tournament) and Argentina with two titles each, and England and France with one title each.

The most recent World Cup Finals were held in Germany, where Italy was crowned champions after beating France in the final. The next World Cup Finals will be held in South Africa, from June 11, 2010 to July 11, 2010, and the 2014 Finals will be held in Brazil.
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FIFA World Cup groups Europe:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Portugal Greece Czech Republic Germany Spain
Sweden Israel Poland Russia Turkey
Denmark Switzerland Northern Ireland Finland Belgium
Hungary Moldova Slovakia Wales Bosnia Herzegovina
Albania Latvia Slovenia Azerbaijan Armenia
Malta Luxembourg San Marino Liechtenstein Estonia
Group 6 Group 7 Group 8  Group 9   
Croatia France Italy Holland  
ENGLAND Romania Bulgaria Scotland  
Ukraine Serbia Republic of Ireland Iceland  
Belarus Lithuania Cyprus Norway  
Kazahkstan Austria Georgia Macedonia  
Andorra Faroe Islands Montenegro    

World Cup Tournament News

The Week in Quotes

We hear from Nuri Sahin on the unique support at Borussia Dortmund, Paulo Dybala reflects last year's UEFA Champions League final and Gerard Pique delivers an honest assessment of Barcelona heading into the new La Liga season.

South Africa's phases of the Moon

Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ?to fly the family flag on the international stage.

32 years of USWNT glory

On the anniversary of their first ever international match, FIFA.com looks back at the success of the USA women's national team in five moments.

GORILLA: It was emotional to win this title
Already a giant of the game thanks to his performances on FIFA 15 and 16, Spencer Ealing sealed his place in history on Friday. Too strong for Germany's DETO in the FIWC 2017 Grand Final, the player better known as GORILLA put an official stamp on his standing as the greatest in the world. 
GORILLA wins England second FIWC gold

Over seven million players during an almost-year-long season attempted the road to London, but ultimately only one player was left holding the world trophy, and that player was local boy GORILLA.

Finland FA President Pertti Alaja passes away
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his sorrow at the death of distinguished Football Association of Finland President Pertti Alaja, who passed away aged 65.
India 2017 Trophy Experience launched in New Delhi
In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children along with dignitaries from the Government of India came together to celebrate the launch of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy Experience in the capital city of New Delhi.
Experts have their say
Following two days of tough competition at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final, only four gamers remain in contention for the title. Ahead of the final day, FIFA.com spoke to expert trio Laura Woods, Spencer and ChuBoi, who are all covering the event.
The Week in Numbers
A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.
New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018
New Zealand are the first team to join hosts Uruguay at the 16-nation 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after comfortably winning the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Samoa on Friday.
A World Cup dream for Nagbe

Having already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

Advantage DETO and GORILLA

Following yesterday’s intense group phase action, the 16 quarter-finalists in the Xbox One and Playstation 4 divisions resumed hostilities on Thursday. Germany’s DETO and England’s GORILLA are in the driving seat ahead of the second legs of the division finals on Friday.

Who will be The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017?

A panel of FIFA Legends have shortlisted 24 players for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.

Ten nominated to be The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017

A panel of women’s football experts have shortlisted ten players for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017 award.

A dozen shortlisted to be The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017

A panel of FIFA Legends have shortlisted 12 head coaches for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017 award.

Ten names in the running to be The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017
A panel of women’s football experts have shortlisted ten head coaches for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017 award.
Golden boy Stabile makes his mark

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

New-look Nepal harbouring fresh hopes
After slumping to an all-time low in January 2016, Nepal have been climbing back up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and now find themselves with realistic dreams of a first ever spot at the AFC Asian Cup.
Favourites on form during exciting opening day

Apart from a handful of minor surprises, the first day of the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 in London largely stuck to the script, with the pre-tournament favourites all advancing to the quarter-finals. FIFA.com takes a look back at Wednesday’s intriguing group phase.

Valderrama: To be the best, you have to love football

The South American icon reveals the qualities needed to become The Best and insists Neymar has what it takes to challenge Messi and Cristiano.


 

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20 Aug 08 Kazakhstan v Andorra
6 Sep 08 Andorra v ENGLAND
6 Sep 08 Croatia v Kazakhstan
6 Sep 08 Ukraine v Belarus
10 Sep 08 Croatia v ENGLAND
10 Sep 08 Andorra v Belarus
10 Sep 08 Kazakhstan v Ukraine
11 Oct 08 ENGLAND v Kazakhstan
11 Oct 08 Ukraine v Croatia
15 Oct 08 Belarus v ENGLAND
15 Oct 08 Croatia v Andorra
1 Apr 09 ENGLAND v Ukraine
1 Apr 09 Andorra v Croatia
1 Apr 09 Kazakhstan v Belarus
6 Jun 09 Kazakhstan v ENGLAND
6 Jun 09 Croatia v Ukraine
6 Jun 09 Belarus v Andorra
10 Jun 09 ENGLAND v Andorra
10 Jun 09 Ukraine v Kazakhstan
19 Aug 09 Belarus v Croatia
5 Sep 09 Ukraine v Andorra
5 Sep 09 Croatia v Belarus
9 Sep 09 ENGLAND v Croatia
9 Sep 09 Belarus v Ukraine
9 Sep 09 Andorra v Kazakhstan
10 Oct 09 Ukraine v ENGLAND
10 Oct 09 Belarus v Kazakhstan
14 Oct 09 ENGLAND v Belarus
14 Oct 09 Kazakhstan v Croatia
14 Oct 09 Andorra v Ukraine

 

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