FIFA World Cup

Mason Asphar, Jack Orr, and Grayson Schottmuller

Ever since it was first held in 1930, the FIFA World Cup has come to be a well-known sporting event viewed from every corner in the world.

Brazilians Take All

Statistically known as the greatest soccer team of all-time, the Brazilian national team has the more world cup victories than any other country. Their playing style has always been quite eye-catching to the fans and they have always had skillful and tricky 5-star players to win them titles. They have won the event five times and have had amazing players. You might have heard of Pele, who many people in the world refer to as the greatest player of all-time. Pele mainly helped them through the 1960's, as he set the record of most World Cups played in (4). Pele gave a tremendous amount of contribution, sparking Brazil's great triumph, still continuing today.

Messi vs. Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have always been heated rivals, especially in the World Cup, here are the details.


Lionel Messi


  • 3319 World Cup minutes
  • 40 World Cup appearances
  • 15 World Cup goals


Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 3256 World Cup minutes
  • 39 World Cup appearances
  • 17 World Cup goals


Each of them have won the Ballon D'or multiple times. The Ballon D'or is the greatest individual player award that anyone can win. It is handed out each year, and if you are rewarded with it, you are considered the best player in the world. Lionel has won it more times then Cristiano, (4-2) but Cristiano has won it this year, so Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best soccer player in the world.


Messi has always had unheard of dribbling skills, and Ronaldo has always had remarkable technique. They both, are quite entertaining


It is a heated rivalry, even outside of the World Cup. Once you watch them, you'll know why they have so many supporters and haters.

The origination of the Maradona

Another all-time great is named Diego Maradona. He was a World Cup legend while he played for Argentina. Maradona led club teams to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain, and famously starred for the Argentinean team that won the 1986 World Cup. He made up his own skill move called the 'Maradona' which is a 360-degree turn over the ball and then keeps on running

Pickles Saves the World Cup

- The world cup was stolen march 20th, 1966.

- it happened 3 months before hosting the world cup in England.

- pickles sniffed it out at the bottom of a bush and it was wrapped in newspaper.

-they were given 20,000 pounds as a reward.

-the theft was Edward Betchly

-Pickles is still know as " The Dog who saved The World Cup"

The Flying Frenchman

People refer to Zinedine Zidane as another one of the greatest players the sport has ever seen. A three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Zidane led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup and starred for clubs in France, Italy and Spain. His career ended in shocking fashion when he was exiled from the 2006 World Cup final for headbutting an opponent during the match, but he is nonetheless regarded as one of soccer's all-time greats.

2014 FIFA World Cup

Sunday, July 13th, 12pm

Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio, RJ

The top countries from around the world come together and battle it out to see who is the best team in the world!

Conclusion

I hope you learned why many people from all around the world tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup and why billions of people enjoy this event.

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