Let's play with a quiz!!!
In class, we played a fun competition . We divided in two teams and we asked and answered these questions about general information on World Cups!!! We learnt a great deal!!!
When was the first football World Cup held? Was it 1920, 1930 or 1940?
The first World Cup was held in 1930.
Where was the first World Cup held?
Was it Brazil, Uruguay or Germany? The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in Latin America. Hosts Uruguay beat neighbours Argentina in the final. Uruguay declared 31 July a national holiday to commemorate the win.
Which country has won the World Cup the most times?
Is it Italy, Brazil or Germany?
Brazil has won the World Cup five times. Italy has won four times and West Germany three times. No countries from Africa, Central/North America or Asia have ever won. Why do you think this is the case?
Who won the Women’s World Cup in 2011? Was it Brazil, Japan or USA?
Japan won the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. The next Women’s World Cup is in Canada in 2015. The first Women’s World Cup was in 1991 hosted by China, initiated by Dr. João Havelange, FIFA President 1974-1998.
The World Cup qualifying matches started in 2011 and finished in 2013. How many teams entered? Was it 170, 199 or 203?
A total of 203 out of the 208 FIFA member countries entered teams. The highest number of teams to ever enter was 204 in 2010. South Sudan is the newest member of FIFA, but has not taken part in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as they joined too late. CAFOD works in South Sudan.
How many teams get through the qualifying stages to compete in the football World Cup?
Is it 16, 24 or 32?
The current format involves 32 teams. This year’s World Cup includes teams competing from five nations where CAFOD partners work: Brazil, England, Honduras, Colombia and Nigeria.
What is the estimated cost of hosting the 2014 World Cup?
Is it £8.8 million, £88 million or £8.8 billion?
Hosting the World Cup is costing Brazil around £8.8 billion – the most expensive World Cup in history – and 90 per cent of that money is coming from Brazilian taxpayers. In Brazil, £8 billion would pay for more than two million new homes in a country where one fifth of the population, or 40 million people, are living in poverty. Everyone wants the World Cup in Brazil to be a huge success, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable people.
What issues, some relating to the World Cup, caused unrest and criticism in Brazil leading up to the event?
The price of public transport, food and rent is rising very high; little is being done to improve housing, schools and hospitals. At the same time, billions of pounds are being spent on hosting the World Cup. For many people, the World Cup has meant losing their homes. In the favelas of São Paulo, 4,000 families have been evicted so that a new road can be constructed from the airport to the stadium. Another 6,000 are still under threat of eviction. Watch our film to find out more -