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FIFA World Cup History

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. The first tournament was hosted in 1930 and since then it has been played every four years. The FIFA World Cup is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, and soccer has become one of the most watched sports.

The first FIFA World Cup was hosted by Uruguay in 1930. The tournament consisted of 13 teams from around the world, and Uruguay won it with a 4-2 score against Argentina in Montevideo. After that, there were two more tournaments before WWII came to a close, but they were not considered to be “official” because they had been planned before WWII began and many European teams did not participate due to travel restrictions.

In 1950, Brazil became champions for their first time when they beat Yugoslavia 2-1 at Estádio do Maracanã with 200,000 people watching live on television. This was also Brazil’s first time hosting a FIFA World Cup. In 1984, Brazil hosted the World Cup for the second time, this time being held at Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho in Saquarema. Brazil is often seen as a powerhouse in international soccer because of their strong players and performance observed during multiple FIFA competitions. One of the most known Brazilian players was Pelé who holds many records and was named one of the best footballers to have ever lived on his debut year.

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