World Cup Host Countries
If you are a soccer (ahem, football/fútbol) fan, you likely know a thing or two about the World Cup. Held every four years, the World Cup began in 1930, and it has become the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world.
One of the interesting aspects of the World Cup is determining what country will host the event. FIFA, an international soccer governing body, selects each host country, and since its beginning, the choice of host location has always been a controversial subject. Only four European nations took part in the first World Cup in Uruguay, for example, given the three-week boat journey between Europe and South America.