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  • The World Cup 2018 The World Cup is a football competition.

    At The World Cup, you will see:

    The World Cup has been held 20 times. It was first held 88 years ago.

    It is held in a different place each time. This year it will be in Russia.

    32 football teams will take part. They will play 64 matches to see who is the best at football.

    The best team gets a gold trophy but they do not get to keep it. They get a different trophy to take home. The top three teams all get a medal to take home too.

    The World Cup is lots of fun to watch. Which team is your favourite?

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    football players goals flags

    a trophy crowds a big pitch

  • Questions 1. How many teams will take part? Tick one.

    20 32 64

    2. Where will The World Cup be held? Tick one.

    England Russia Spain

    3. What does the best team get? Tick one.

    a gold trophy a new football a big pitch

    4. When was The World Cup first held? Tick one.

    20 years ago 64 years ago 88 years ago

    5. Which of these will you see? Tick two.

    flags cars crowds

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  • Answers 1. How many teams will take part? Tick one.

    20 32 64

    2. Where will The World Cup be held? Tick one.

    England Russia Spain

    3. What does the best team get? Tick one.

    a gold trophy a new football a big pitch

    4. When was The World Cup first held? Tick one.

    20 years ago 64 years ago 88 years ago

    5. Which of these will you see? Tick two.

    flags cars crowds

    The World Cup 2018

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  • The World Cup 2018 The World Cup is a football competition. Teams from lots of countries all try to prove that they are the best at football. This year, it will be held in Russia. It will start on 14th June and end on 15th July.

    When Was the First World Cup? The first World Cup was in 1930. It was held in the country Uruguay. 13 teams took part in the competition. Uruguay won the trophy.

    Since then, The World Cup has been held 20 times. It has taken place every four years. Now, 32 teams take part and 64 matches are played to find a winner.

    Where Is The World Cup Held? The World Cup is held in a different country each time. The last three countries to host The World Cup were:

    • Brazil in 2014

    • South Africa in 2010

    • Germany in 2006

    Who Has Won the Most? Some teams have won The World Cup lots of times. They are hard to beat. The top three teams who have won the most times are:

    • Brazil

    • Germany

    • Italy

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  • Did You Know…? There were no World Cup competitions in 1942 and

    1946 because of the Second World War.

    The World Cup 2018

    What Do Teams Win? The team that wins The World Cup wins a big trophy that is made from gold but they do not get to keep it forever. The top three teams get a medal to take home.

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  • Questions 1. When was The World Cup first held? Tick one.

    1930 1942 1946

    2. Which country won the first World Cup? Tick one.

    Brazil Italy Uruguay

    3. Match the country to the year it hosted the World Cup.

    4. When will this year’s World Cup start?

    5. Which country will host The World Cup in 2018?

    The World Cup 2018

    Brazil 2010

    South Africa 2006

    Germany 2014

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  • Answers 1. When was The World Cup first held? Tick one.

    1930 1942 1946

    2. Which country won the first World Cup? Tick one.

    Brazil Italy Uruguay

    3. Match the country to the year it hosted the World Cup.

    4. When will this year’s World Cup start? This year’s World Cup will start on 14th June.

    5. Which country will host The World Cup in 2018? Russia will host The World Cup in 2018.

    The World Cup 2018

    Brazil 2010

    South Africa 2006

    Germany 2014

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  • The World Cup 2018 The World Cup is an international football competition. This means that teams from lots of countries around the world all take part to try to prove that their team is the best at football. This year, it will be held in Russia. It will take just over one month to find a winner, with matches taking place between 14th June and 15th July.

    The First World Cup The first World Cup was held 88 years ago in 1930. It was held in the country Uruguay. 13 teams took part in the competition, with hosts Uruguay winning the trophy.

    Since then, there have been 20 World Cup tournaments. The competition has taken place every four years, except in the years 1942 and 1946. This was because of the Second World War. Now, a maximum of 32 teams take part in the competition and 64 football matches are played to find a winner.

    Host Countries Each time The World Cup is held, it is hosted by a different country. These are the last five countries to have hosted The World Cup:

    Year Host Country Winning Country

    2014 Brazil Germany

    2010 South Africa Spain

    2006 Germany Italy

    2002 South Korea and Japan Brazil

    1998 France France

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    Top Teams Some teams have won The World Cup many times and are tough to beat. These are the top three teams who have won The World Cup the most times:

    Team Winner Runner-Up Third Place

    Brazil 5 2 2

    Germany 4 4 4

    Italy 4 2 1

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  • Questions 1. Which country has won The World Cup the most times? Tick one.

    Italy South Africa Brazil

    2. Match the number to the correct fact.

    3. Fill in the missing words: The first World Cup was held years ago in the year .

    4. Which team won The World Cup when it was hosted by Brazil?

    5. In which year did France both host and win The World Cup?

    6. Explain why The World Cup didn’t happen in 1942 and 1946.

    The World Cup 2018

    4 The teams that took

    part in the first World Cup.

    13 The teams taking part in the 2018

    World Cup.

    32 The times that

    Germany has won The World Cup.

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  • Answers 1. Which country has won The World Cup the most times? Tick one.

    Italy South Africa Brazil

    2. Match the number to the correct fact.

    3. Fill in the missing words: The first World Cup was held 88 years ago in the year 1930.

    4. Which team won The World Cup when it was hosted by Brazil? Germany won The World Cup when it was hosted by Brazil.

    5. In which year did France both host and win The World Cup? France hosted and won The World Cup in 1998.

    6. Explain why The World Cup didn’t happen in 1942 and 1946. The World Cup didn’t happen in 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War.

    The World Cup 2018

    4 The teams that took part in the first World Cup.

    13 The teams taking part in

    the 2018 World Cup.

    32 The times that Germany has won The World Cup.

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