Soccer world cup

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Does Soccer World Cup have any social or political influence in Mexico? Yes, it does, because soccer is the popular sport in Mexico and more than 60% of the population like it. In the 1986 Soccer World Cup the Mexican government implemented an extra tax to pay all the expense of that huge event. That’s so unfair! On the other hand, Mexico has a very short history onthe World Cup because it only reached quarter’s finals.
The Soccer World Cup is organizing by FIFA every 4 years. In each world cup FIFA makes a draw for see which country will be the host. Before the soccer world cup begins, there is a big tournament in each continent to qualify to the huge soccer event. When the S.W.C. begins they make another draw to determine all the teams that are going toplay to qualify to the next round.
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Although games bearing similarities to soccer have existed for thousands of years, soccer as we know it today was not created until the mid 19th century in England. Soccer soon became a popular sport in the United Kingdom. The first international soccer competition was held in 1872 between England and Scotland, almost 50 years before thefirst World Cup.

By 1900 soccer had become an Olympic sport, although only in demonstration games. Soccer would not become an official sport of the Olympics until the 1908 games. In the interim FIFA was created in the year 1904. Soccer's international popularity had begun to rise and by 1928 FIFA president Jules Rimet decided that it was time for an international soccer competition. The needwas furthered by the fact that soccer would not be included in the 1932 Olympic Games. The Games that year were to be held in Los Angeles and because soccer was not very popular in the United States it was decided not to include them in the Games. Thus the World Cup was born. The first ever World Cup soccer tournament was held in 1930. This first competition was held in the South American countryof Uruguay. It would also be the Uruguay team that would be the first winners of the World Cup.
Unlike today there were no qualification rounds for the first World Cup. Participants would be chosen from member nations of FIFA and the tournament would be by invitation. Because of its location in South America many European countries decided not to participate considering how the expense and timeof the trip. Rimet and the other World Cup organizers knew this would be disastrous for their inaugural World Cup tournament, and were able to convince four European nations to send teams: France, Belgium, Romania and Yugoslavia. In total 13 countries participated.
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After the creation of the World Cup, the 1932 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles, did not plan to includefootball as part of the schedule due to the low popularity of the sport in the United States, as American football had been growing in popularity. FIFA and the IOC also disagreed over the status of amateur players, and so football was dropped from the Games. Olympic football returned at the 1936 Summer Olympics, but was now overshadowed by the more prestigious World Cup.
The issues facing theearly World Cup tournaments were the difficulties of intercontinental travel, and war. Few South American teams were willing to travel to Europe for the 1934 and 1938 tournaments, with Brazil the only South American team to compete in both. The 1942 and 1946 competitions were cancelled due to World War II and its aftermath.
The 1950 World Cup, held in Brazil, was the first to include Britishparticipants. British teams withdrew from FIFA in 1920, partly out of unwillingness to play against the countries they had been at war with, and partly as a protest against foreign influence on football, but rejoined in 1946 following FIFA's invitation. The tournament also saw the return of 1930 champions Uruguay, who had boycotted the previous two World Cups. Uruguay won the tournament again by...
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