Brazil’s Fight For Soccer Title Continues
The next World Cup is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 2021. This time the competition will be the most expensive of all World Cups with the price of the tickets alone estimated at over USD 500 million. The cost of the actual World Cup tournament will set a record for the biggest sporting event in the history of mankind. If the predictions are correct then the final can also be the most expensive World Cup ever.
The organizing committee for the World Cup designed the tournament so that it could attract the largest number of fans, which in turn would generate income for the host country. They tried to do this by offering special privileges to the winner of the tournament, like free accommodation and tickets to the World Cup games. This would surely encourage the millions of fans from around the world to watch the competition. But, they were very careful in designing the rules for the tournament. For instance, no team is allowed to play a game on a Sunday as this is a religious day in Brazil. That means the World Cup will always fall on a Saturday.
The last thing that the organizers expected would be for the holders of the trophies to frustrate the viewers by scoring more goals than they did in the previous tournaments. In the first round, holders of the trophies scored four goals against teams from other nations. That made the competition very boring, to say the least. So they tried to alter the scoring rules, but instead they made the tournament much more exciting and entertaining.
The first World Cup that was held in South America was held in Brazil and it was a great success. After it, soccer fanatics all over the world had the desire to see the next edition of the Cup, which would be held in South Africa. So, when it was relocated to South Africa in the 1960’s, things went smoothly.
The next World Cup that was held in Brazil was known as the European Championship, which also went well. Despite the fact that the winner of the cup got a share of the prize money, it still didn’t do well financially. So, when the World Cup 5 was held in Germany, everything changed again.
This time, all-time leading scorer Diego Maradona was not fit to play and there were rumors that he might leave the national team. That meant that there were plenty of other players who stepped up and brought the fans back into the stadiums. When the World Cup 5 was held in Germany, there were already many diehard fans in the crowd. The team really didn’t have an option but to get the job done and win the trophy. That is exactly what happened.
When the World Cup 6 was held in South Africa in the summer of 1958, there were already a lot of fans in Brazil and they kept telling everybody about how much they wanted to see their beloved team win the tournament. Diehard fans became even more devoted as the World Cup got closer. They travelled to other countries just to watch the Brazil team play. That summer, Diehard Brazil fans started travelling to Europe to cheer for their national team. It was almost as if they were expecting the team to win the World Cup within a matter of days.
When the World Cup 7 was held in Mexico in the summer of 1970, things were once again different. All of sudden, the Brazilians made it to the quarter finals and knocked out the all time favorites in Italy. Everyone expected this to be the end of the World Cup for the Brazilian team, but things didn’t work out like they expected. Brazilians fought back with a great game and won the World Cup easily. Since then, they have become one of the favorite teams throughout the world whenever there is a World Cup.