What is the FIFA World Cup?
The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games.
How long does it take to host the FIFA World Cup?
Logistically speaking, planning to host a World Cup can easily take more than 5 years to make sure things run smoothly. Finally, having a World Cup every four years is perhaps the perfect cadence for fans.
What are some of the World Championships staged by FIFA?
Among the official world championships staged by FIFA are the World Cup, the Women’s World Cup, the Under-20 World Cup, the Under-20 Women’s World Cup, the Under-17 World Cup, the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and the Futsal World Cup.
Is there a FIFA World Cup every 4 years?
In fact, based on the geopolitical and humanitarian crisis caused by the second World War, the FIFA World Cup had a period between 1938-1950 where it did not even happen every four years, as the infographic below points out. A look back at every World Cup winner shows that there hasn’t actually been a FIFA World Cup every 4 years.