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What is Copa Mundial?

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What is Copa Mundial?

Copa mundial is the term for the FIFA World Cup that brings millions of viewers to the screen. The Mundial takes place every four years and brings together the best national teams in the world, in fact this term is not only the final stage, but the entire qualifying cycle of 3 years. Not all fans know why the copa mundial is called a mundial and what the term even is. The term itself comes from the French word , meaning orld, worldwide, and began to be actively used in 1982 at the championship in Spain. The word was originally part of the official name of the tournament, Copa Mundial de Fútbol. Since then, mundiali has become a symbol of world football, and the performances of legendary players from Pele, and Maradona to Zidane and Ronaldo have left a significant mark in the history of the sport.

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The FIFA World Cup is one of the most prestigious and significant events in the world of sport, it is what is known as the “football mundial”. It is held under the auspices of FIFA and brings together the best national teams from around the world. In 1909, the English Sir Thomas Lipton organised a tournament in Turin, Italy, which was eventually called “the first World Cup”, at that time there was no understanding of this term. The leading Italian, Swiss and German professional clubs took part. In response to the English Football Association’s refusal to send its team, Lipton invited an amateur club from England, West Auckland, which unexpectedly won the tournament. This event was a landmark event for the development of international football.

By 1910, football tournaments began to spread beyond the European continent. Buenos Aires hosted the May Revolution Centennial Cup, featuring teams from Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. This pre-Mundial, which was won by the Argentine team, became the basis for future South American championships and contributed to the further development of international football competitions. With the gradual development of football, it became a matter of time before a major international tournament was organised, and in 1924 football came into the Olympic Games system and two consecutive tournaments were taken by the Uruguayan team. After FIFA sensibly decided that Uruguay, as the strongest national team at that time, could host the first World Cup in history as early as 1930, this team had by then won all football championships.

History of the Mundials

In the history of the tournament only 8 countries have won the title of World Champion, Brazil has won the World Cup 5 times, which is a record, the second place in the number of victories goes to Argentina - it took the Mundial football 4 times. Interestingly, Pele is the only footballer to have won the World Cup three times in 10 years and his record can in theory only be repeated now by Mbappe as the best young player in the world if he wins 2 more Mundials after the 2018 World Cup.

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EURO: history and a new format

The European Football Championship, known as the EHF EURO, is held every four years, similar to the World Cup. The idea of holding a tournament among national teams was proposed by Henri Delaunay, a French football official and UEFA general secretary. His initiative was supported by Ottorino Barassi, general secretary of the Italian football federation. The organisation UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) was created in 1952 in Zurich, and the idea of a European Championship was reintroduced at a meeting in Paris in 1954. Eventually the contribution of one of them was immortalised - the main trophy of the EURO was named in Delaunay’s honour. The first European Mundial was held in 1960, where the USSR national team was the winner.

The most frequent winners of the European Mundial football were Germany and Spain - 3 times each.

Euro format

UEFA has recently changed the format of the tournament, increasing the number of participating teams from 16 to 24.The European Championship 2024 (Euro 2024) will be held in Germany. The qualifying tournament will follow this format:

  • 7 groups of 5 European teams, of which only 2 directly qualify;
  • 3 groups of 6 countries with the same format.

A total of 53 national teams take part in the qualifying tournament for the European Championship, no football championship within one continent hosts as many teams as the Euros. In the final tournament 24 national teams will take part, of which only Germany as the host automatically qualified. The remaining 23 qualifiers will be determined through a qualifying tournament and subsequent knockout matches between the teams from the 3rd place in each group.

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Copa América: Pele, Maradona and Messi

The Copa América, also known as the America’s Cup, is the preeminent football mundial in South America, held every four years and considered the oldest international football tournament in the world. Originating in 1916 to celebrate the centenary of Argentina’s independence, the tournament was first crowned with a victory for Uruguay. Previously, the Copa America Mundial was held annually or every few years, but since 2007 all football tournaments in South America have adopted a stable four-year cycle.

Organised under the auspices of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the Copa América Mundial football brings together 10 national teams, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as two additional teams that are invited to participate in this prestigious competition.

The history of the South American championship is marked by interruptions and lack of consistency. From 1929 to 1935, due to the conflict between Argentina and Uruguay after the latter won the World Cup, no tournaments were held. There was another break from 1967 to 1975. In 1975, the tournament became known as Copa América and a new format was introduced. At first 9 teams participated, and since 1991 all 10 COMNEBOL members have participated.

From 1993, the tournament expanded to 12 teams, attracting non-US countries as well, but none of them won. In 2016, the United States hosted the tournament outside of South America for the first time, marking its 100th anniversary. Copa America 2024 will be held again in the United States.

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The Africa Cup of Nations is the most colourful tournament of all time

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations is Africa’s premier football event for club teams and national teams. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has organised it since 1957, since then the number of teams has grown from 3 to 24 by 2019. This has led to the creation of qualifiers since 1968, the African Nations Mundial has been organised every two years. African national football team tournaments are always an abundance of colour amongst fans and vibrant teams.

The first African national team football mundial under the current title was held in 1957 in Sudan. Egypt won it, winning the Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem Trophy. Ghana got it permanently in 1978, winning it three times, while the African Unity Cup went to Cameroon in 2000 after their third win. Since 2002, the winners have been awarded a new trophy, the Cup of Nations.

The African Mundial football has over time become a playground for politics and a platform to showcase Africa’s best footballers. In the 1950s and 60s it attracted European scouts and journalists. Under Idnekachev Tessema’s leadership, CAF gained credibility, with the tournament admitting corporate sponsors from 1984. Notable players include Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Roger Milla and dozens of others.

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There were 32 teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, distributed by continental federations as follows: UEFA (Europe) represented 13 teams, from AFC Asia there were 6 teams, from Africa 5 teams, from South America COMNEBOL 4 teams, from North and Central America CONCACAF 4 teams. The teams from OFC (Oceania) did not represent any teams at the tournament.

Specific dates for the first matches of the 2026 Mundial have not yet been decided. The Mundial will take place from an unspecified date in June-July 2026. The Mundial football will be hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States, marking the first time the World Cup will be hosted by three countries. The full match schedule will be announced in 2024.

You can follow the results of matches at the FIFA World Cup on This resource offers not only the actual results of the Mundial matches, but also forecasts, standings, and reviews of all games. In addition, the site offers information about other national team tournaments. All football tournaments can be watched live!

In 2024, fans can look forward to several significant international football tournaments. January will see the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar and the African Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire. Two major continental championships are expected in the summer: the Euro 2024, which will be held in Germany during the month from 14 June, and the Copa America 24 footballmundial, which will be held in American stadiums from 20 June. There will also be two FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups this year.