The world cup is soccer’s most prestigious honor. If you win your team will be talked about for the next four years, until the next world cup was held. The world cup is the best of the best from 204 countries playing against each other in the best sport in the world. The world cup is the most exciting tournament to watch and cheer for. The First World Cup In 1930, the first world cup was held in Uruguay, but at the time the trophy was known as the Jules Rimet Cup.
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(Trecker 6) Before the World Cup began, the only tournament that was played in international soccer was the Olympics. (“History of the World Cup) These Olympic tournaments intensified Fifa’s dream to hold its own world championship tournament. (“History of the World Cup) Surveys were eventually sent to the affiliated associations asking if they would agree to a tournament, and what the rules and regulations of this tournament would be (“History of the World Cup). With these surveys were filled out and rules were discussed, a special committee with President Jules Rimet as the leader began (“History of the World Cup“). Rimet was aided by the secretary of the French football federation, Henri Delaunay.
The goal of this organization was to hold championship soccer matches between professional teams from different countries, and to make improvements for the game of soccer. Since May 21, 1904, FIFA has been served by eight presidents: Robert Guerin, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Jules Rimet, Rodolphe William Seeldrayers, Arthur Drewry, Sir Stanley Rous, Joao Havelange, and Joseph S. Blatter. The current president is Blatter, and he has been serving since 1998. In 1904, the Foundation Act for FIFA was signed in Paris by a team of representatives. These representatives came from Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, and France.
The globalization aspect of it comes in when you know that its regional popularity is in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas: basically, almost the entire world. Soccer was globalized when the FIFA World Cup was established in 1928. Being the single most watched sporting event in the world, the World Cup is a way to bring the world together in a delightful way. According to FIFA’s website, “It fulfills FIFA’s objectives to touch the world, develop the game, and build a better future through a variety of ways.” They also mention, “As of mid-2007, FIFA has grown to include 208 member associations, thus making it one of the biggest and certainly the most popular sports federation in the world” (“FIFA World Cup”). The World Cup has been held every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when WWII stopped it from being held (“FIFA World Cup”).
From the final shortlists, journalists, national coaches and captains will vote for the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or. ("FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013," 2013) After the votes are defined, FIFA summons the three finalists to the event of the golden ball, where the best footballers, teams, coaches and journalists assist to receive their major awards. This year, the 23 candidates were defined but the 3 favorite nominees are already chosen by everyone, the best 3 footballers in the planet. The all-nations voting period will be closed until the 29th of November, so every voter will have more time to decide who is the best player and who will win, in their opinion, the golden ball of 2013. The 23 nominees include important names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arjen Robben, Radamel Falcao, Andres Iniesta and other players, in their majority belonging to Bayern FC, but the 3 nominees that highlight in this edition are the argentine Lionel Messi, the french Frank Ribery and the portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Top Ten Soccer Ball Brands 1. Adidas Adidas has been in the business since 1949. The German sportswear mark has been FIFA's authentic soccer ball supplier for a very long while now. Adidas won the agreement to supply coordinate footballs for all authority matches held by FIFA and UEFA, since the organization turned out with the Adidas Santiago football. The ball was a reaction to the ball issues that happened amid the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile.
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