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History of FIFA World Cup ™. Popular Culture of Football. ORIGINS. FIFA formed as early as May 21, 1904 in Paris, but no national competition except for Olympics As the highest football authority, FIFA made its claim as the organizers of the competition - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • History of FIFA World CupPopular Culture of Football

  • ORIGINSFIFA formed as early as May 21, 1904 in Paris, but no national competition except for OlympicsAs the highest football authority, FIFA made its claim as the organizers of the competition1920s French football administrators, including Jules Rimet, are credited with bringing together the worlds strongest national teams to compete for a world championship of football.Decided that 1930 would be the first international competition for the what was being called the World Cup and La Coupe de MondeMuch debate as to who would host first World CupFIFA felt it necessary for the first host nation to pay for travel expenses of all referees and national teams; a clearly expensive proposition, but many European and South American nations showed interest; the likes of football powerhouses: Italy, Spain, Holland, Hungary, Sweden and Uruguay

  • URUGUAY 1930Uruguay - First Host of World CupIn Uruguays 100th Year of Independence the world of football sounded Uruguay Here We Come13 original teams invited4 European teams, 8 South American teams and a United States representativeOriginally only 1 European team had signed up, but the efforts of Rimet helped move three more nations to the competition

  • URUGUAY 1930Europeans arrived in early July, 1930 after a long and harsh crossing of the Atlantic by shipThe world of football believed the European would not fare well vs. the South American clubs, but the European held their own and played at the highest levels leading to some victories and close defeats

  • First World Cup ChampionshipCentenario Stadium was the setting for the first championship to be played between South American teams Argentina and host Uruguay in front of a capacity crowd of 100,000 spectators

  • After a hard fought comeback from a 2-1 deficit in the first half of play, Uruguay topped Argentina 4-2 as the final whistle sounded to become the first world championships and first winners of the Jules Rimet trophy Celebrations in Montevideo continued for days and footballs international competition had been proclaimed Jules Rimet Cup 1930-1970

  • ITALIA 1934Italy was chosen as the second host of the World Cup32 teams competed, forcing a preliminary qualifying round to cut the field down to 16Of these teams, only few were South American and defending world champions Uruguay chose to compete to defend their title

  • ITALIA 1934Grueling play, day after day took a toll on teams3 and maybe 4 games could be played on consecutive daysNone of the South American teams qualified for the round of 16 and a European champ was to be crownedThe final was to be played between another host Italy and Czechoslovakia

  • Czechoslovakia struck first late in the game with only minutes remaining, but an equalizing goal was scored by the Italians moments following to tie the score and send the game into extra timeIn extra time, Italy regained the efforts of its injured impact player Meazza (pictured top left) who assisted on the go ahead goal to award the Italians their World Championship

  • FRANCE 1938France chosen as third hostMany nations kept away from competition due to consequences of upcoming World War; examples include Spain, Austria, Argentina and once again UruguayFor the first time the host nation was automatic qualifier, a privilege that has carried on up to present World Cup play

  • FRANCE 1938Questionable coaching moves on the part of the Brazilians cost them their ticket to the final resulting in Italys return to the final game vs. Hungary who easily defeated Sweden in the other Semi-final gameBrazil was only South American team to make journey to France and put on one of the most memorable performancesHost France was first host nation not to win championshipSemi-final game of Brazil vs. Italy was the final before the event

  • Final in France

    Italy defeated Hungary 4-2 in the final to make the Squadra Azurra the first two-time champions and make Italys mark as a powerhouse in the world of footballAfter this World Cup, the world would have to wait another 12 years for a new champion to be crowned due to the threat of World War

  • Brazil 1950Throughout the Second World War the Italian Vice-President of FIFA, Dr. Ottorino Barassi, hid the FIFA World Cup trophy in a shoe-box under his bed and thus saved it from falling into the hands of occupying troops. It was back in 1950 and hosted by Brazil.

  • The planets biggest stadium Football in Brazil had become so popular that it was decided to build a brand new stadium with a capacity of 220,000 in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro to host this world cup.Host Brazil qualified with three other teams, Spain, Uruguay and Sweden, not for the semi-finals, but for a final series of matches in round robin format, in which England and Italy were surprising absentees.

  • The planets biggest stadium Football in Brazil had become so popular that it was decided to build a brand new stadium with a capacity of 220,000 in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro to host this world cup.Host Brazil qualified with three other teams, Spain, Uruguay and Sweden, not for the semi-finals, but for a final series of matches in round robin format, in which England and Italy were surprising absentees.

  • Uruguay crowned championsA mini-league format was used and Brazil, Sweden, Spain and Uruguay were the final contestants. Brazil needed only a draw in their clash with Uruguay to clinch the trophy, but lost 2-1 in front of a crowd of 174,000 in Rio's Maracana Stadium.

  • Switzerland 1954The fifth world cup which was played in Europe in a more subdued atmosphere was known for its high scoring games.(In 24 matches an unbelievable 140 goals were scored making the avg. 5.38/game)

  • Beginning of an EraThis world cup was the first time in history in which we could distinguish who a player was by the number they wore on their backs.With the formation of the AFC in 1954 the event became truly global b/c now several teams from Asia and Africa were now included. This allowed for the qualifying rounds featured a higher number of nations than ever before.

  • West Germans Surprise the WorldWith a captivating come from behind upset of Hungary the West Germans proudly hoisted the trophy.

  • SWEDEN 1958Memorable World Cup with loss of founding father Jules RimetFirst World Cup to be televised for the world to view the brilliance of the best players in the game55 Countries took part and the likes of Switzerland, Belgium, Uruguay, Spain and most notably Italy failed to qualify; many new nations emerged including the likes of Wales, N. Ireland and USSR

  • SWEDEN 1958France was the team to beat after its performance in the first round; attacking trio of players mounted 11 goals in just the first round and including Fontaines (pictured left) incomparable performance of 13 goals single-handedly in the tournament which France was knocked out in the semis by Brazil and an emerging young talent that would capture the hearts of football fans for all times

  • A Star is Born: Pel Hits the World Stage17 year-old Brazilian youngster Pele was a huge factor in Brazils victory over Sweden and scored 6 goals in the overall tournament en route to Brazils first World Championship of Football

  • Chile 1962This World Cup is remembered because this is the occasion in which futbol became more physical.

  • A new record 56 teams took part in the qualifying rounds.This new format caused many of the powerhouse teams to be eliminated before the tournament.More teamsmore upsets

  • Brazil does it AgainDespite playing without Pele, Brazil wins its second cup.Brazil joined Uruguay and Italy as the only two countries to have won the Jules Rimet trophy on two occasions.

  • New record 70 nations competingControversy over African regional champ having to play against Asia or Oceania zone to qualifyMany African nations dropped out before qualifying roundsQualifying: 10 teams from Europe, 4 from South America, 1 each from Asia, North America and Central AmericaENGLAND 1966

  • New Nations Emerge, Old FallPowerhouse Brazil failed to pass the first round as phenom Pele was victim of physical playPortugal (Eusebio pictured bottom), N. Korea and host England were impressive in early rounds

  • Another Host VictoryHost England defeats Germany 4-2 in extra-time to win its first World Cup and is presented the World Cup Trophy

  • Mexico 1970World Cup became a television spectacle.This was the first year substitutes were allowed.Also, yellow and red cards were introduced at this time.

  • Participating nations up to 75Many well respected teams such as Hungary, Portugal, France, Spain , and Argentina did not qualify, while less heralded teams like Morroco and Israel made their debut.

  • Pels return pays offAlthough Ple vowed never to play in another FIFA world cup, he was there when Brazil walked away with its third trophy.( This would be Pels final world cup)Brazil triumphed 4-1 against Italy

  • Germany 1974Another host country triumph

  • On to the World Cup Trophy1.The first round group system followed by knock-out in the second round was replaced by a group system in both rounds.2.The second change was the replacing of the Jules Rimet trophy with a new solid gold statuette known as the world cup

  • West Germans Capture 2nd TitleDespite the number of qualifying teams being at 98, W. Germans claimed the first World Cup.

  • Argentina 1978The World Cup was played in Argentina despite much controversy surrounding General Videlas totalitarian regime and its violation of human rights.Winning on your ow