Correct Brazil has won the World Cup five times. Italy has won four times and West Germany three times. No countries from Africa, Central/North America or Asia have ever won. Why do you think this is the case?
Japan Brazil USA Who won the last Women’s World Cup in 2011?
Correct Japan won the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. The next Women’s World Cup is in Canada in 2015. The first Women’s World Cup was in 1991 hosted by China, initiated by Dr. João Havelange, FIFA President 1974-1998.
170 199 The World Cup qualifying matches started in 2011 and finished in 2013. How many teams entered? 203
Correct A total of 203 out of the 208 FIFA member countries entered teams. The highest number of teams to ever enter was 204 in 2010. South Sudan is the newest member of FIFA, but has not taken part in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as they joined too late. CAFOD works in South Sudan.
16 24 32 How many teams get through the qualifying stages to compete in the football World Cup finals in June 2014?
Correct The World Cup is costing Brazil £8.8 billion – the most expensive World Cup in history. In Brazil, £8 billion would pay for more than two million new homes, in a country where 40 million people live in poverty. Everyone wants the World Cup in Brazil to be a huge success, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable people.
Lots of money is being spent on stadiums The cost of rent, food and transport is very high People have lost their homes to make way for stadiums Money is not being spent on improving public services What issues, some relating to the World Cup, caused unrest and criticism in Brazil leading up to the event?
Correct All the answers are correct. Watch our film about São Paulo, Brazil, to find out more cafod.org.uk/worldcup.
Take action during the World Cup Maristely and other young leaders in São Paulo, supported by CAFOD’s partner MDF are campaigning for decent and sustainable housing and access to education, healthcare, transport and sanitation. Support them by sending a message to the President of Brazil and the Governor and Mayor of São Paulo. Find out how and watch Maristely’s video at cafod.org.uk/worldcup