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FIFA Warld Cup, eften simply the Warld Cup, is an internaitional association fitbaa competeetion contestit bi the senior men's naitional teams o the members o Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global govrening body. The championship haes been awairdit every fower years syne the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 an 1946 when it wis nae held acause o the Seicont Warld War. The current champions are Germany, who wan the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The current format o the competeetion involves a qualification phase, that currently taks place ower the precedin three years, tae determine that teams qualifee for the toornament phase, that is eften cried the Warld Cup Feenals. Efter this, 32 teams, includin the automatically qualifeein host naition(s), compete in the toornament phase for the teetle at venues within the host naition(s) ower a period o aboot a month. (Full airticle...)