In 1930, FIFA organized the first world cup, and it has taken place every 4 years since then except during the world war II. It is a competition that serves as a contest between the world’s best teams and is not the same as Olympic football. Other sports also organise world cup competition, which is why this one is known as the FIFA world cup. It is a world iconic event that steals the headlines of newspapers, TV and radio stations.
FIFA world cup has expanded greatly since it’s inception from only 13 teams that were featured in 1930 to 32 teams in the last competition in 2014. The next FIFA world cup will be in 2018. For the World Cup, teams players are not limited to a certain age like in the Olympics. Its status and presence worldwide create an atmosphere of pure excitement and the idea is for one country out of the 32 to claim the title of the best football team in the world. The FIFA world cup is a competition with a strong ambience and because of this strength, it’s legends are among the people that can never be forgotten everywhere in the world.
World Cup Legends
As a full time football fanatic, this is one topic that you should know. The world cup legends are players who helped to write the history of the world’s most popular sport. The list comprises of world cup stars who are retired. They include;
- Lev Yashi
- Van Basten
- Jose Andrade
- Bobby Carlton
- Michel platini
- George Best
- Diego maradona
The list could go on and on and Players in the likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Paolo Maldini and Romario are yet to be added to the list. These legends are the selected few who turned out to be iconic players and players who hold the best and greatest record in their position for all time. These few have become the household name in football.