FIFA was established on May 21, 1904, a date that will go down in history. The Football Federation at the time consisted of six countries: Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, France, and Switzerland. The delegate from Holland presented a draft on the World Cup organization during one of the first meetings. However, given the new federation’s limited financial resources, he did not have much support. The first international soccer tournaments were held in the early twentieth century, specifically in 1908, when amateur soccer was included in the Olympic program. Thomas Lipton hosted a soccer tournament a year later. It was dubbed “the first soccer World Cup.”
The tournament began with the participation of teams from Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. The origins of soccer can be traced back to English players. This squad, on the other hand, declined to participate in the tournament. Recognizing that this championship would be meaningless without a British team, Sir Lipton invited the team from the north-east of England to compete in the Cup. Despite the fact that the majority of the English team members were coal mine employees and only a handful were professional soccer players from the continent, the English team won the tournament (Dubois 30). At the time, Olympic soccer was the only official sport in which participants from all over the world could compete. However, the FIFA team refused to hold the World Cup because of the significant disparity in class between professional and amateur players. “Starting in 1930, the FIFA Congress in Amsterdam agreed that the World Cup would be contested every four years”.
The first World Cup of football was held on July 13, 1930. As a result, the FIFA World Cup’s history starts in 1930. The first World Cup was won by the Uruguayan national team, who were the tournament’s hosts. “The world of soccer comes together every four years for one of the biggest sporting events”. Just seven countries have won the World Cup in the tournament’s nearly 80-year existence. Brazil has won the award of “best soccer team in the world” the most times. This country has a total of five victories. Italy won the Cup four times and Germany three times. Uruguay and Argentina have won the World Cup twice. France’s and England’s soccer teams both won the tournament once. In terms of the matches, Pele won the FIFA World Cup three times. Around a quarter-dozen players have won the World Cup twice. The majority of them are Brazilians.