The Football World Cup, a global sporting event that began in 1994, has now been a global phenomenon.
A total of 20 countries, from Argentina to Russia and the United States, have participated in the FIFA World Cup.
There are currently 24 teams playing in the World Cup: England, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, Sweden and the U.S. The United States is the only country to have qualified for the finals with an undefeated record, defeating Japan in the final.
It’s now been 18 years since the last World Cup World Cup ended in South Africa and FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that it’s time to start celebrating the event in 2018.
“I’m very happy to see that we’ve reached a milestone,” Blatter said at the FIFA Congress in Zurich.
As the tournament approaches, the focus is on preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ahead of the tournament, FIFA president SeppBlatter said the tournament was an opportunity to bring together and inspire athletes from around the world.
Blatter also announced that the 2019 World Cup will be held in France and the 2022 World Cup to be held outside of South Africa.