Every four years people all around the world go crazy for the soccer World Cup. This is the most popular sports event in the world! In America we call it soccer, but the rest of the world calls it football. (Hmm, which name makes more sense?)
This year’s World Cup will be held in South Africa and it begins on June 11th.
Only 32 countries can qualify for the World Cup. Then they are divided into 8 groups to play the other countries in their group. The two best teams from each group make it the round of 16 where they play a single elimination tournament.
Here is a video about the World Cup and it’s fans that we have been enjoying in class. We hope you like it!
WORLD CUP 2010 THEME SONG – “WAVIN’ FLAG” BY K’NAAN
We will have a new “Mathlete Show” about the World Cup and graphing very soon. Stay tuned!