FIFA World Cup

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FIFA World Cup[edit | edit source]

FIFA World Cup often shortened to the World Cup is an international football competition among the senior men's national teams of the member nations of FIFA (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association/ German: Internationaler Verband des Association Football).

FIFA's Logo, adopted in 1928

Since the first competition held in Uruguay in 1930, the tournament has been held once every four years with the exceptions of 1942 and 1946 competitions, not being held due to the ongoing World War II. In the game start in 1962, Brazil is the current reigning champion of the competition, having won the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. They will go on to defend their title in the 1962 World Cup in Chile, winning the competition and remaining the reigning champion until the next world cup.

The official logo of the 1962 World Cup

Following the 1962 World Cup, Uruguay, Italy and Brazil are tied with two victories each followed by Germany with one victory.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Since the second World Cup in 1934, qualification tournaments have been held beforehand to reduce the number of teams for the World Cup proper. These tournaments are overseen by the respective authorities of the FIFA continental zones. The decision of how many teams join from each continent is up to FIFA, usually decided by the stregth of the teams participating in that continental zone.

Starting as early as three years prior to the World Cup itself, federations of FIFA's respective Continental Zones hold tournaments to pick the 16 teams attending each tournament. As of the 1938 World Cup, both the host nations and the defending champions are granted an automatic qualification for the next World Cup.

Group Stages and Onwards[edit | edit source]

After the 1938 World Cup in France, the round of 16 was replaced by a group stage. The 16 teams are divided into groups of 4, where they each play a match with the others in a league fashion to determine the leader of the group. While the 1950 World Cup saw only the group leaders ascending to the next round, starting on from 1954 the second place finishers of each group was also allowed to ascend to the next round. After the end of the group stage all qualified teams would match with the rest in a predetermined order. The quarter-finals would see 8 teams enter and 4 leave, should the match end in a tie, two more halves of 15 minutes would be played, in the event of the tie still holding, the two teams would enter the penalty stage. Following the quarter finals the semi-finals would be played among 4 teams the winning two progressing to the final and the losing two playing a match to determine the third place runner-up. The winning team of the final match would be titled the champion.

News of the Brazilian victory in the World Cup

World Cup Results[edit | edit source]

No. Year Host Champion
1. 1930 Uruguay Uruguay
2. 1934 Italy Italy
3. 1938 France Italy
- 1942 Not held because of World War II Not held because of World War II
- 1946 Not held because of World War II Not held because of World War II
4. 1950 Brazil Uruguay
5. 1954 Switzerland Germany
6. 1958 Sweden Brazil
7. 1962 Chile Brazil
8. 1966 To Be Determined To Be Determined
9. 1970 To Be Determined To Be Determined

Trivia[edit | edit source]

World Cups are one of the things least different in TNOTL compared to OTL. This is mostly due to the fact that after the end of the World War II, only three World Cups have been played so far. The only difference between OTL and TNOTL would be among the participating nations as some of them ceased to exist after the war as opposed to OTL and the fact that Germany would be participating and winning (only in the case of West Germany) as a single team for the German Reich instead of the respective teams of West Germany and East Germany.