The World Cup has been played every four years since 1930 (expect 1942 & 1946 due to the Second World War). The World Cup is an international football competition run by football’s governing body FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association).
World Cup in 2018
The World Cup Finals of 2018 are what we hope England will win the rights to host, you can read more about England’s 2018 bid here.
World Cup Finals
Team’s qualify in the three years preceeding the tournament in georgraphic groups, with top perfomers progressing to the showpiece event, the final phase of the tournament the World Cup Finals. Thirty two teams take part in eight groups of four. The top two progress to the knockout phase and teams play sudden death knockout matches all the way to the World Cup Final, one of the most televised games on earth with over a billion people watching.