The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition contested by
the men's national teams.
In 1930, the first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay.
The championship has been awarded every four years, except in 1942 and
1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
World cup winners
Brazil 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
Italy 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
West Germany 1954, 1974, 1990
Argentina 1978, 1986
Uruguay 1930, 1950
The 19 World Cup
tournaments have been won
by eight different national
Brazil is the most successful
national football team in the
history of the FIFA World
Cup, with five
championships, and they are
the only team to have played
in every tournament.
The current champions are
Spain, who won the 2010
tournament in South Africa.
Iran at the FIFA World Cup
Iran have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on four occasions
in 1978, 1998, 2006 and 2014.
In 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, Iran made her first appearance in the
World. Iran lost two of three group stage matches against the Netherlands
and Peru.Bet surprised the footballing communityby achieving one point
1998 qualification competition
Iran qualified for the 1998 World Cup after eliminating Australia in a close
playoff series. Both games finished undecided, but Iran managed to qualify
due to the away goals rule. Iran held Australia to a 1–1 draw at home, and a
2–2 draw in Melbourne; however, since Iran had scored more away goals,
they were able to qualify for the Cup.
Iran played against Germany in the third
game. The game was lost 2–0. The one
win and two losses meant Iran became
third in the final group standing and
failed to make it to the next round.
At their first game of the Group F at the
1998 FIFA World Cup, Iran played well
against Yugoslavia, losing narrowly 1–0.
Iran recorded their first World Cup victory
in the second game, beating the
United States 2–1, with Estili and
Mahdavikia scoring goals for Iran. The
Iran vs USA World Cup match was
preheated with much excitement
because of each country's political stance
after the Iranian revolution.
Iran started their 2006 FIFA
World Cup appearance with
high expectations from fans and
media. Their first match was
against Mexico Iran lost 3–1.
Iran played against Portugal in
the second game. The game
was lost 2–0. The two losses
meant Iran was eliminated from
the competition, before their
third and final game against
Angola. Iran drew 1–1 with
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World
Cup that take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July
2014. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted
the competition.The previous was in 1950.
A total of 64 matches are
to be played in twelve
cities across Brazil. FIFA
said that no more than
one city may use two
stadiums. For the first
time at a World Cup
Finals, the matches will
use Goal-line technology
and Vanishing spray.
Vanishing spray disappears
in a minute after use, and
would be used to mark the
ten-yard line for the
defending team during a
free kick and also drawn
where the ball is to be
placed for a free-kick.
Goal-line technologyis a
method used to
determine when the ball
has completely crossed
the goal line. It is not to
replace the role of the
officials, but rather to
support referees in their
Match ball will be the
Adidas Brazuca. The name
was selected by a public
vote. "Brazuca" received
over 70 per cent of the
vote. The word "brazuca"
is an informal local term
meaning "Brazilian", or to
describe the Brazilian way
People unhappy with the
amount of public money spent
for hosting the FIFA World
Cup. The Brazilian government
has spent $900 million.but
150,000 public security
professionals and military will
ensure World Cup security.
2014 qualification competition
Iran qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as group
winners with 16 points. In their last qualification
match, Iran beated South Korea 1-0 in Ulsan Munsu
with a goal from European-based Ghoochannejhad,
resulting in their qualification to the 2014 FIFA
Iran - Nigeria Arena da Baixada,
Argentina - Iran Estádio Mineirão, Belo
Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Arena Fonte Nova,
Iran will compete in Group F along side Argentina,
Nigeria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The sold out
Argentina match tickets are among the eight most
purchased for this edition of the tournament.