7 Reasons to Watch the 2014 World Cup.
The 2014 World Cup is just around the corner and the event which will be hosted by soccer mecca Brazil looks to be one of the most intriguing World Cups in recent memory.
World Cup Origins
There have been 19 World Cups since the contest began in 1930, with contests happening every four years with the exception of the two contests that were stopped do to World War II. As the “world’s biggest single-event sporting competition” legends are truly born on this grand stage which is intended by FIFA (its organizers) to unite nations.
There are many reasons to watch this year’s event with some of soccer’s brightest stars ready to shine on soccer’s grandest stage. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Aguero and Frank Ribery are just a few names from the 32 nations represented in this year’s tournament beginning June 12.
Once the 2014 World Cup kicks off from Brazil this June, expect the world’s most popular sport to challenge sporting event viewership ratings. Soccer fever has been gripping the world, one nation at a time since the World Cup began, and countries like the United States have also begun to take notice. The sport which was once viewed as the sport other than baseball, basketball, hockey, and football, is now gaining steam in the continental US.
Television is also taking notice of soccer’s growing popularity as more networks are picking up European soccer matches, most notably the English Premiere League and La Liga (Spain’s top league) as there has been an increasing demand to watch rising sport.
Here are 7 reasons why people should watch this year’s World Cup from whatever vantage point they can to see this year’s sporting event most worth watching.