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posted May 7, 2014, 5:18 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 11, 2014, 8:36 AM ]
Hey soccer fans, I bet you're out there...stop hiding me from me 'cause I can see you!  If there any other people who love other sports, too bad because I'm going to be talking about THE FIFA WORLD CUP!   

199 countries try out for the FIFA World Cup, with their best players trying to make their country proud.  But only the best 32 countries qualify for it. 

The 32 countries now take part in the event, including the one country that's automatically selected as it's hosting it.  The 32 countries are divided into 8 groups of 4 countries.  Every country plays three matches, each match against a different opponent in their group.  More wins will gain the teams more points.  After each team in the group has played three matches, the bottom two teams (16 in total) will be eliminated.  The top two teams of each group (16 in total) will make the round of 16.  The round of 16 is sudden death.  A team plays another team, and there are 8 matches like this.  The 8 teams that lose are eliminated.  The World Cup now continues to the Quarter Finals.  Once again, one team plays another team, but there are 4 of these matches since only 8 teams are left.  The 4 teams that lose are also eliminated.  Now, only 4 teams are remaining, and after each team plays a match and 2 teams lose, they are sent back home.  Finally, the event the whole world is waiting for; the most anticipated match of the event; THE FINALS.  For the team that loses this match, it's a shattering defeat for them as they were so close yet so far.  As for the victors, they have probably awaited for that moment for their whole lives.  These players and their coach will make their country proud by crowning it as the world champion.  

After this, the next World Cup will take place in 2018.

                                   Visit http://www.fifa.com/ and enjoy.  I'll see you next week!