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The first time since 1978 the World Cup being held in South America, whose representatives nine times won the World Cups. The teams from Europe 10 times won the championship.
The second time Brazil hosts the World Cup. The Brazilian team is the most titled in football history. It won five times. However, in 1950, when the Brazilians organized this tournament for the first time, the trophy went to Uruguay. Brazilians are hungry for revenge and are the main favorite of the upcoming World Cup. Besides theirs head is Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led Brazil team to its last title in 2002.
The Russian team will play with the Belgians in Group H, where the rivals of the Fabio Capello team will also be teams of South Korea and Algeria. Russians will play the first game of the tournament with the South Korean team on June 18. The Russian team will meet with Belgium on June 22 and finish the group stage by the meeting with the team of Algeria on June 26.
The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930 with only 13 participants. The home team won the championship. At a later stage World Cup tournaments were held every four years. 18 times world champion was determined in the final game and only in 1950 the final round was held in Brazil, although everything became clear in the last game of the tournament between the teams of Uruguay and Brazil, where the guests won Brazilians with a score of 2:1.