Football – Tournaments

The biggest and the most famous international tournament of Football is The World Cup which is organized by FIFA. This competition takes place once in every four years. There are approximately 190 to 200 national teams competing to qualify in this tournament. The final which is conducted once in every four years involves 32 teams of different nations competing one another for over 4 week’s period.

FIFA World Cup

The next FIFA World Cup will be the 21st World Cup and it is scheduled to take place in Russia from June-July, 2018.


After the World Cup, other most famous and prestigious tournaments are the continental championships which are organized by the confederations of these continents. They are −

  • European Championship (UEFA)
  • The Copa America (CONMEBOL)
  • African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • The Asian Cup (AFC)
  • The CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • The OFC Nations Cup (OFC)

There is another tournament called FIFA Confederation Cup which is conducted between the winner of all the above mentioned six continents, the current World Cup champions and the country which is hosting it.

Irrespective of these tournaments, there are many champions league tournaments conducted between the Football clubs and the 10 most famous Football clubs among them are −

Club Country
1. Barcelona Spain
2. Real Madrid Spain
3. Juventus Italy
4. Bayern Munchen Germany
5. Chelsea England
6. Sevilla Spain
7. Manchester United England
8. Arsenal England
9. Liver Pool England
10. Milan Italy