In advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, World Policy Journal is giving special attention to the political and cultural issues at play in Brazil. Our World Cup series begins with an interactive timeline, which documents the history of the World Cup from its 1930 inception.
By Libby Leyden-Sussler and Sarah Lipkis
Beginning June 12, 2014 the largest soccer competition, the World Cup, will be held in Brazil. Since 1930, The Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA] has organized the remarkable event every four years, highlighting the ability of the world's best soccer players.
In a World Policy Journal exclusive, we present the history of the one of the most exiciting and nationalistic sporting events and highlight some of the more noteable milestones which all helped lead up to the games about to kick off next week.
Click here to see the interactive timeline.
Libby Leyden-Sussler and Sarah Lipkis are both editorial assistants at World Policy Journal.