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  • 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 1……………………… nations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The 2……………………… championship has been awarded [---2---] four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, [---3---] to 3……………………… World War II. 4……………………… However, the event is often ongoing, as the qualifying rounds of the competition take [---4---] over the three years preceding 5……………………… the final rounds. 6……………………… The tournament’s final [---5---] (often called the “World Cup Finals”) involves thirty-two national [---6---] competing at 7……………………… several venues, within the host nation or nations) over a [---7---] of about a month. It is the most widely viewed 8……………………… [---8---] event in the world, with 1.1 billion people watching the 2002 tournament final. 9……………………… In eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won. 10…………………….. Brazil is the most [---9---] World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The [---10---] Cup holder, Italy, 11…………………….. follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay and Argentina with two 12…………………….. [---11---] each, and England and France with one title each. Of the ten World Cups staged in Europe, only one saw 13…………………….. [---12---] by a non-European team, that being Brazil in 1958. When held outside Europe, the competition has only been 14…………………….. won by South American teams. Only two teams from outside these [---13---] continents have ever reached the semi-finals of 15……………………. 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.
  • 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 1 football / soccer nations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The 2 every championship has been awarded [---2---] four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, [---3---] to 3 due / owing World War II. 4 place However, the event is often ongoing, as the qualifying rounds of the competition take [---4---] over the three years preceding 5 phase / stage the final rounds. 6 teams The tournament’s final [---5---] (often called the “World Cup Finals”) involves thirty-two national [---6---] competing at 7 period several venues, within the host nation or nations) over a [---7---] of about a month. It is the most widely viewed 8 sporting [---8---] event in the world, with 1.1 billion people watching the 2002 tournament final. 9 successful In eighteen tournaments held, only seven nations have won. 10 recent Brazil is the most [---9---] World Cup team, having won the tournament five times. The [---10---] Cup holder, Italy, 11 titles follows with four titles, while Germany holds three. The other former champions are Uruguay and Argentina with two 12 victory [---11---] each, and England and France with one title each. Of the ten World Cups staged in Europe, only one saw 13 two [---12---] by a non-European team, that being Brazil in 1958. When held outside Europe, the competition has only been 14 recent won by South American teams. Only two teams from outside these [---13---] continents have ever reached the semi-finals of 15 crowned / declared 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.