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  FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the football World Cup, the soccer World Cup, but usually referred to as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (the sport's global governing body).
World Cup winners retain it until the next tournament and are awarded a gold-plated replica rather than the solid gold original.
World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot.
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 Football World Cup - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer).
The first Asian teams to make it to the semi-finals was at the 2002 World Cup, when South Korea and Turkey both did this (Turkey is however a member of the UEFA, and thus sometimes considered a European country when it comes to football).
The 2014 World Cup, which FIFA has earmarked for South America, is expected to be held in Brazil as CONMEBOL, the South American Football Confederation, has already backed it as their choice.
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The World Cup is the most important competition in international football (soccer).
Organised by FIFA, the sport's governing body, the World Cup finals tournament is the most widely-viewed and followed sporting event in the world, bigger than the Olympic Games.
There was no official World Cup final match in 1950, however Uruguay's 2-1 defeat of Brazil put them ahead on points and ensured that they won the tournament.
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 Football World Cup 1958 Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The World Cup marked the debut on the world stage of 17-year-old Pelé, who would grow to be considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.
This World Cup also saw the entry of the Soviet Union for the first time, and the qualification of all the United Kingdom's "home" nations (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) for the first time.
The format of the competition changed from 1954: 16 teams still qualified in four groups of four, but this time each team played each of the other teams in its group at least once, without extra time in the event of a draw.
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