T1W7.CLOZE 1OB. FIFA WORLD CUP
Name: _________________ No: ____ Class: _____ Date: _________
The FIFA World Cup is an inte...
T1W7.CLOZE 1OB. FIFA WORLD CUP
Name: _________________ No: ____ Class: _____ Date: _________ ANSWER KEY
The FIFA World Cup...
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  1. 1. T1W7.CLOZE 1OB. FIFA WORLD CUP Name: _________________ No: ____ Class: _____ Date: _________ The FIFA World Cup is an international [---1---] competition contested by the men’s national football teams of member nations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded [---2---] four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, [---3---] to World War II. However, the event is often ongoing, as the qualifying rounds of the competition take [---4---] over the three years preceding the final rounds. The tournament’s final [---5---] (often called the “World Cup Finals”) involves thirty-two national [---6---] competing at several venues, within the host nation or nations) over a [---7---] of about a month. It is the most widely viewed [---8---] event in the world, with 1.1 billion people watching the 2002 tournament final. In eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won. Brazil is the most [---9---] World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The [---10---] Cup holder, Italy, follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay and Argentina with two [---11---] each, and England and France with one title each. Of the ten World Cups staged in Europe, only one saw [---12---] by a non-European team, that being Brazil in 1958. When held outside Europe, the competition has only been won by South American teams. Only two teams from outside these [---13---] continents have ever reached the semi-finals of the competition: the USA (in 1930) and South Korea (in 2002). The most [---14---] football World Cup Finals were held between 9 June and 9 July 2006 in Germany, where Italy were [---15---] champions after beating France 1-1 [5-3] in a penalty shoot-out. 1……………………… 2……………………… 3……………………… 4……………………… 5……………………… 6……………………… 7……………………… 8……………………… 9……………………… 10…………………….. 11…………………….. 12…………………….. 13…………………….. 14…………………….. 15…………………….
  2. 2. T1W7.CLOZE 1OB. FIFA WORLD CUP Name: _________________ No: ____ Class: _____ Date: _________ ANSWER KEY The FIFA World Cup is an international [---1---] competition contested by the men’s national football teams of member nations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded [---2---] four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, [---3---] to World War II. However, the event is often ongoing, as the qualifying rounds of the competition take [---4---] over the three years preceding the final rounds. The tournament’s final [---5---] (often called the “World Cup Finals”) involves thirty-two national [---6---] competing at several venues, within the host nation or nations) over a [---7---] of about a month. It is the most widely viewed [---8---] event in the world, with 1.1 billion people watching the 2002 tournament final. In eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won. Brazil is the most [---9---] World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The [---10---] Cup holder, Italy, follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay and Argentina with two [---11---] each, and England and France with one title each. Of the ten World Cups staged in Europe, only one saw [---12---] by a non-European team, that being Brazil in 1958. When held outside Europe, the competition has only been won by South American teams. Only two teams from outside these [---13---] continents have ever reached the semi-finals of the competition: the USA (in 1930) and South Korea (in 2002). The most [---14---] football World Cup Finals were held between 9 June and 9 July 2006 in Germany, where Italy were [---15---] champions after beating France 1-1 [5-3] in a penalty shoot-out. 1 football / soccer 2 every 3 due / owing 4 place 5 phase / stage 6 teams 7 period 8 sporting 9 successful 10 recent 11 titles 12 victory 13 two 14 recent 15 crowned / declared

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