Space Teds’ Adventures Around Europe World Cup research Done by: Polya, Martin and Hristian 5th grade, Dimitar Blagoev Primary, Bulgaria The FIFA World Cup, or the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams. The championship has been awarded every four years since 1930, except in 1942 and 1946. Symbols 1. The Ball. 2. The Stadiums 3. The Cup Host 2014 - Brazil It is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. Qualified teams There are 8 groups -A B C D E F G H Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon Group B - Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia Group C - Colombia, Greece, Cote D‘ivoire, Japan Group D - Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy Group E - Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras Group F - Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria Group G - Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA Group H - Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic The next two World Cups will be hosted by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.