World Cup

World Cup

noun Soccer.
1.
a trophy emblematic since 1930 of the world championship in soccer and competed for every four years by finalists who have won qualifying matches among more than 150 national teams.
2.
the quadrennial championship match for this trophy between the two finalists emergent from 24 qualifying teams, which include regional winners, the defending champion, and the host country team.
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World Cup
 
n
an international competition held between national teams in various sports, most notably association football

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