The World Cup, or FIFA World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the national men’s teams of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). The championship is awarded every four years. The first tournament was in 1930. During 1942 and 1946 it was not contested due to World War II. The football World Cup is considered the pinnacle of World Football and in 2010 it is held in South Africa.
The 2010 World Cup tournament will feature 32 teams playing over four weeks. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th World Cup and will be played in South Africa between 11 June and 11 July. Significantly, it will be the first time ever that the World Cup has been hosted by a nation in the Confederation of African Football.