Though known by different names around the world- soccer, football, or fùtbol, to name a few- Lionel Messi’s calling is undeniably universally popular. Every year, fans from around the world tune in to watch international matches, including the FIFA World Cup, which occurs every 4 years.
The 2014 Fifa World Cup reached over 3.2 billion viewers, clearly reaching an enormous audience. However, many fans may not know the interesting history behind the famed tournament, and the remarkable things that have happened, ranging from stolen trophies, phenomenal goals, to scandal, since its inception in 1930. Check out this timeline of World Cup history to see how much you know.