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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFAEnglish: International Federation of Association Football) is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 209 national associations. Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup....

1930 FIFA World Cup

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930. FIFA, football's international governing body, selected Uruguay as host nation, as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its first constitution, and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics. All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament....

1950 FIFA World Cup

The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II. It was won by Uruguay, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930, clinching the cup by beating the hosts Brazil 2–1 in the deciding match of the four-team final group (this was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final)....

1962 FIFA World Cup

The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the 7th FIFA World Cup. It was held from 30 May to 17 June 1962 in Chile. Teams representing 57 national football associations from all six populated continents entered the competition, with its qualification process beginning in August 1960. Fourteen teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Chile and defending champion Brazil, for the finals tournament....

1966 FIFA World Cup

The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup. With this victory England became the third host to win the tournament after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934, and to this date it is the only major championship England has won. England '66 held a 28-year FIFA record for having the largest number of average attendance until it was surpassed by the United States in 1994....

1998 FIFA World Cup

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. Qualification for the finals began in March 1996 and concluded in November 1997. For the first time in the competition, the group stage were expanded from 24 teams to 32, with eight groups of four....

1994 FIFA World Cup

The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 1988. Brazil became the first nation to win four World Cup titles when they beat Italy 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 0–0 after extra-time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties. The official match ball was the Adidas Questra. Average attendance was 69,000, a record which still stands today (no other FIFA World Cup has exceeded 53,000 average attendance)....

1990 FIFA World Cup

The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986). Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated continents entered the competition, with its qualification process beginning in April 1988. A total of 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champion Argentina. The official match ball was the Adidas Etrusco Unico....

2006 FIFA World Cup

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. Italy won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title....

2010 FIFA World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. The bidding process for hosting the tournament finals was open only to African nations; in 2004, the international football federation, FIFA, selected South Africa over Egypt and Morocco to become the first African nation to host the finals. The matches were played in 10 stadiums in nine host cities around the country, with the final played at the Soccer City stadium in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg....

Italy 4–3 West Germany (1970 FIFA World Cup): The semi-final of the 1970 FIFA World Cup between Italy and West Germany is known as the "Game of the Century" . It was played on 17 June 1970 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Italy won 4–3 af...

1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship: The FIFA U-16 World Championship 1987, the second edition of the tournament, was hosted by Canada and held in the cities of Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, and Toronto between 12 July and 25 July 19...

2006 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2006 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament held in Japan between 10 December and 17 December 2006. It was the third FIFA Club World Cup and the second since the competition's merger with...

Japan 2–2 Iraq (1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying): During the qualification rounds for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Japan and Iraq played to a 2–2 draw in Doha, Qatar. If Japan had won the match, they would have qualified for the World Cup for the first...

2005 FIFA Club World Championship: The 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup was the second edition of FIFA Club World Championship, and the first held after by the merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club Wo...

2007 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament played in Japan from 7 December to 16 December 2007. It was the fourth FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament organised by FIFA for the winners of e...

1995 FIFA World Youth Championship: The 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, the 10th edition of the tournament, was held in Qatar from April 13 to April 28, 1995. The tournament took place in three venues in one city: Doha. Qualifica...

2008 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The tournament was held in Japan from...

2009 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament played from 9 December to 19 December 2009. It was the sixth FIFA Club World Cup and was played in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Australia, ...

2010 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2010 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2010. It was the 7th FIFA Club World Cup and was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Other countries that...

2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup: The 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the fourteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the eleventh played since the change in age limits from under 16s to Under 17s in 1991. It was held in Mexi...

2011 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2011 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2011. It was the eighth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the champ...

2012 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament that was played from 6 to 16 December 2012. It was the ninth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the champion...

2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: The 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the 5th edition of the tournament. It was held in Germany from July 13 to August 1, 2010. Sixteen teams, comprising representatives from all six confederations...

2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: The 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup women's football tournament is the second such tournament, and was held in Trinidad and Tobago from September 5–25, 2010. Sixteen teams, comprising representati...

England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid: England 2018 was the Football Association's unsuccessful bid for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. FIFA invited bidding countries to bid for either the 2018 or the 2022 finals, or both. The ...

2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: The 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the sixth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Previous editions before 2005 were not governed by FIFA and were held under the title ...

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup: The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the nineteenth edition of the U-20 World Cup, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The 2013 series ran from June 21 2013, through July 13...

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. In March 2011, Canada won the right to host ...

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup: The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the twentieth edition of the U-20 World Cup, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition will be held in New Zealand, with 7 ...

2013 FIFA Club World Cup: The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup is a football tournament scheduled to be played from 11 to 21 December 2013. It will be the 10th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between th...

FIFA headquarters: The headquarters of FIFA (German: FIFA-Hauptquartier) is a distinctive complex in Zurich. The complex has served as the official headquarters of FIFA since its completion in 2006. It is located on the...

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