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). Record Players.
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Teams representing eight small sovereign states ( Federated States of Micronesia , Kiribati, Monaco , Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands and the Vatican City ) have played international football but are not affiliated to FIFA.
The Atlas Lions
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957, Sudan was the founder of African football by creating CAF with four member nations: Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa , and Sudan. African national teams compete in the Africa Cup of Nations and also in the African Nations Championship for local teams .
FIFA — Soccer’s World Governing Body Founded in 1904 to provide unity among national soccer associations, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) boasts 209 members, rivaling that of the United Nations, and is arguably the most prestigious sports organization in the world.
Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China . Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today.
Football Club Nicknames Arsenal: The Gunners. Aston Villa: The Villains. Burnley: The Clarets. Chelsea : The Blues , The Pensioners . Crystal Palace: The Eagles. Everton : The Toffees . Hull City: The Tigers. Leicester City: The Foxes.
List of National Teams
|Ecuador||la Tri or la Tricolor||the Tricolor (in Spanish)|
|El Salvador||Los Guanacos or La Selecta||“Guanaco” is Spanish slang for citizens of El Salvador|
|England||the Three Lions|
Without doubt football (that is, soccer ) is the most popular sport in Africa .