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FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup, also called the Football World Cup and usually abbreviated to simply the World Cup is a tournament held every four years under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body. The original trophy was called the Jules Rimet Trophy in honour of FIFA president Jules Rimet (1873–1956). When Brazil achieved their third title in 1970, they won that trophy outright and a new one was created which is called the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The competition has been held every four years since 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, when it was not held due to the Second World War. It is the most widely-viewed sporting event on television.

The most successful countries have been Brazil, who have won the tournament five times and been runners-up twice; Federal Republic of Germany (4,4); Italy (4,2); Argentina (2,3); France (2,1); Uruguay (2,0); England (1,0); and Spain (1,0).