Ultimate Football Showdown: World Cup vs.  UEFA Euro

World Cup unites global teams, and UEFA Euro features Europe's best. Both every 4 years, a month-long spectacle showcasing players' transition from club fatigue to national pride.

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Qatar's debut in the 2022 World Cup marks an Arab country's first hosting. Excitement brews for 2026 as the USA, Canada, and Mexico unite as hosts.

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The World Cup has a 30-year head start. It kicked off in 1930 when Uruguay won the title. Before the World Cup, national teams competed in the Olympics.

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Jules Rimet of FIFA initiated the World Cup. Despite European interest, high travel expenses limited early participation to four teams.

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The first World Cup had 13 teams, 4 from Europe (Yugoslavia, Romania, Belgium, France). South American dominance thrilled Montevideo, while North American teams also made an impact.

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World Cup had 16 teams till '82, now reaching 48 for the upcoming event—a football revolution. Meanwhile, the UEFA Euro expanded as well, now with 24 teams.

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Argentina's recent World Cup win marked their third title. Brazil leads with 5, last in 2002. Germany and Italy follow with 4 each. In UEFA Euro, Germany and Spain shine, Spain defending the title in 2008 and 2012.

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