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World soccer's supreme title
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of the member nations of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.

In the eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won the title. Brazil is the most successful World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The current World Champions, Italy, follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay (who won the inaugural tournament) and Argentina with two titles each, and England and France with one title each.

The most recent World Cup Finals were held in Germany, where Italy was crowned champions after beating France in the final. The next World Cup Finals will be held in South Africa, from June 11, 2010 to July 11, 2010, and the 2014 Finals will be held in Brazil.
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FIFA World Cup groups Europe:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Portugal Greece Czech Republic Germany Spain
Sweden Israel Poland Russia Turkey
Denmark Switzerland Northern Ireland Finland Belgium
Hungary Moldova Slovakia Wales Bosnia Herzegovina
Albania Latvia Slovenia Azerbaijan Armenia
Malta Luxembourg San Marino Liechtenstein Estonia
Group 6 Group 7 Group 8  Group 9   
Croatia France Italy Holland  
ENGLAND Romania Bulgaria Scotland  
Ukraine Serbia Republic of Ireland Iceland  
Belarus Lithuania Cyprus Norway  
Kazahkstan Austria Georgia Macedonia  
Andorra Faroe Islands Montenegro    

World Cup Tournament News

Weah and USA seeking glory in India
The youngest son of African footballing legend George Weah, USA U-17 forward Tim Weah is seeking to make history with the Stars and Stripes at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India this October.
Vote for The Best: Five things to know

Make your vote count! Voting is now open for the latest edition of The Best FIFA Men's and Women's Player and Coach awards, and fans are once more being given the opportunity to have their say in who takes home the coveted prizes. 

Duffy: I was just trying to survive

FIFA.com speaks to the Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy, who has worked his way back from a life-threatening injury to play a key role in his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as helping Brighton and Hove Albion to the English Premier League.

New Zealand dominate to maintain perfect record
FIFA.com reviews the Oceania qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 as New Zealand maintained their long-standing regional dominance.
Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo
FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.
O'Neill: World Cup place would be phenomenal

FIFA.com speaks exclusively with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill about his World Cup memories, hopes of leading his country to Russia 2018, Northern Ireland's staggering rise up the FIFA Ranking and more. 

Al Thumama Stadium design unveiled
Designs for the Al Thumama Stadium have been revealed, which is the sixth to be unveiled ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Gullit: It's an honour to be selected by so many

Having witnessed the crowning of the new FIWC champion, Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit discusses his much-heralded role in FIFA 17 and his pride at his legacy on the pitch still having an impact on today's fans.

The Week in Quotes

We hear from Nuri Sahin on the unique support at Borussia Dortmund, Paulo Dybala reflects last year's UEFA Champions League final and Gerard Pique delivers an honest assessment of Barcelona heading into the new La Liga season.

South Africa's phases of the Moon

Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ?to fly the family flag on the international stage.

32 years of USWNT glory

On the anniversary of their first ever international match, FIFA.com looks back at the success of the USA women's national team in five moments.

GORILLA: It was emotional to win this title
Already a giant of the game thanks to his performances on FIFA 15 and 16, Spencer Ealing sealed his place in history on Friday. Too strong for Germany's DETO in the FIWC 2017 Grand Final, the player better known as GORILLA put an official stamp on his standing as the greatest in the world. 
GORILLA wins England second FIWC gold

Over seven million players during an almost-year-long season attempted the road to London, but ultimately only one player was left holding the world trophy, and that player was local boy GORILLA.

Finland FA President Pertti Alaja passes away
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his sorrow at the death of distinguished Football Association of Finland President Pertti Alaja, who passed away aged 65.
India 2017 Trophy Experience launched in New Delhi
In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children along with dignitaries from the Government of India came together to celebrate the launch of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy Experience in the capital city of New Delhi.
Experts have their say
Following two days of tough competition at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final, only four gamers remain in contention for the title. Ahead of the final day, FIFA.com spoke to expert trio Laura Woods, Spencer and ChuBoi, who are all covering the event.
The Week in Numbers
A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.
New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018
New Zealand are the first team to join hosts Uruguay at the 16-nation 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after comfortably winning the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Samoa on Friday.
A World Cup dream for Nagbe

Having already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

Advantage DETO and GORILLA

Following yesterday’s intense group phase action, the 16 quarter-finalists in the Xbox One and Playstation 4 divisions resumed hostilities on Thursday. Germany’s DETO and England’s GORILLA are in the driving seat ahead of the second legs of the division finals on Friday.

 

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Date Game
20 Aug 08 Kazakhstan v Andorra
6 Sep 08 Andorra v ENGLAND
6 Sep 08 Croatia v Kazakhstan
6 Sep 08 Ukraine v Belarus
10 Sep 08 Croatia v ENGLAND
10 Sep 08 Andorra v Belarus
10 Sep 08 Kazakhstan v Ukraine
11 Oct 08 ENGLAND v Kazakhstan
11 Oct 08 Ukraine v Croatia
15 Oct 08 Belarus v ENGLAND
15 Oct 08 Croatia v Andorra
1 Apr 09 ENGLAND v Ukraine
1 Apr 09 Andorra v Croatia
1 Apr 09 Kazakhstan v Belarus
6 Jun 09 Kazakhstan v ENGLAND
6 Jun 09 Croatia v Ukraine
6 Jun 09 Belarus v Andorra
10 Jun 09 ENGLAND v Andorra
10 Jun 09 Ukraine v Kazakhstan
19 Aug 09 Belarus v Croatia
5 Sep 09 Ukraine v Andorra
5 Sep 09 Croatia v Belarus
9 Sep 09 ENGLAND v Croatia
9 Sep 09 Belarus v Ukraine
9 Sep 09 Andorra v Kazakhstan
10 Oct 09 Ukraine v ENGLAND
10 Oct 09 Belarus v Kazakhstan
14 Oct 09 ENGLAND v Belarus
14 Oct 09 Kazakhstan v Croatia
14 Oct 09 Andorra v Ukraine

 

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