8 Facts About FIFA World Cup

1. FIFA World Cup was founded in 1904 and is governed by Swiss law.

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2. FIFA World Cup is one of the greatest sporting events in existence.

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3. FIFA World Cup instituted a policy to award three points for a win in the 1994 World Cup.

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4. In 1928, FIFA World Cup made the decision to stage their own international tournament.

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5. FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA, the world's football governing body, decided to stage an international men's football tournament under the era of FIFA president Jules Rimet who put this idea into place.

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6. In November 2007, FIFA World Cup announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between 1930 and 1974 were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.

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7. In 1914, FIFA World Cup agreed to recognise the Olympic tournament as a "world football championship for amateurs", and took responsibility for managing the event.

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8. FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body.

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