World Cup Concert 2010 Africa

World Cup Concert 2010 Africa

Every four years, football teams from countries across the world gather to compete in the FIFA World Cup.

The competition was created by Frenchman Jules Rimet in 1928, after assuming command of the most important institution in world football: the FIFA (Federation International Football Association).

The first edition of the World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930. With the participation of only 16 teams that were invited by FIFA, without dispute heats, as happens now. The team has won the Uruguayan championship and could stay for four years, with the Jules Rimet trophy.

In the following two crowns (1934 and 1938) Italy took the title. However, between 1942 and 1946, the competition was suspended due to the outbreak of World War II.

In 1950, Brazil was chosen to host the World Cup. The Brazilians were enthusiastic and confident in the title. With a great team, Brazil reached the final against Uruguay. The final, held in the newly built Maracana Stadium (Rio De Janeiro - RJ) was attended by approximately 200 000 spectators. A simple tie would give the title to Brazil, but the Uruguayan Olympic heavenly achieved what seemed impossible: beat Brazil by 2-1 and became champion. The Maracanã was silent and crying has engulfed the country's football.

The Brazil would feel like to lift the trophy for the first time in 1958, played in the crown in Sweden. This year, appeared to the world, playing for the Brazilian team, one that would be considered the best footballer of all time: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé

Four years after the conquest in Sweden, Brazil returned to taste the taste of the title. In 1962, Chile, the Brazilian team won the cup for the second time.

In 1970, in Mexico, with a team of great players (Pele, Tostao, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto Torres and others), Brazil became the third time world champion when he beat Italy by 4-1. By becoming a triple champion, Brazil has won the right to remain in possession of the final Jules Rimet trophy.

After the title of 1970, Brazil entered a fast of 24 years without a title. The conquest occurred again in 1994 at the World Cup in the United States. Led by striker Romario, our team defeated Italy in a thrilling penalty shootouts. Four years later, Brazil again reached the final, but lost the title to the host country: France.

In the 2002 World Cup in Japan / South Korea thrashed led by Ronaldo, Brazil has won the five-time champion by defeating the team from Germany by 2-0.

In 2006 it was held the World Cup in Germany. The competition returned to the lawns of Europe. The event was very tight and full of emotions, as it always was. Italy has won the championship by defeating in the final to France by a score 5-3 on penalties. In normal times, the game ended tied at 1-1.

In 2010, the first time in history, the World Cup will be held on the African continent. South Africa will host the event.

In 2014, the World Cup will be held in Brazil. The event returns to the Brazilian territory after 64 years because it was in 1950 that was the last World Cup in Brazil.

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