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The Global Game
What is the World Cup? The actual term is the FIFA World Cup. FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association. Held every four years, the championship started in 1930 and except for 1942 and 1946, it's been held ever since. This year there will be 32 countries participating and for the first time, Iceland will be participating in the event.
Here are some activities to learn about the country of Russia, Soccer and the World Cup!
Use this map: Map of Russia
2. Find the city of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. It is also one of the host cities for the World Cup. Near which body of water is the city?____________
3. Which sea is located to the north of Russia? _______________________Both the Volga River and the Don River flow into which landlocked sea?_____________
4.Which city is closer to the west: Saint Petersburg(one of the host cities for the World Cup) or Moscow?__________
5. Both Denmark and Norway once controlled Iceland, with Iceland becoming a republic in 1944. What is the name of the island that was formed in 1964 by volcanic activity?_____________What is the largest volcano in Iceland?________________Over 90% of the energy used in Iceland is from this type of power________________Find the answers at this link:Kids-world-travel-guide.com
Go to this link: FIFA Official Siteto see the 32 countries participating in the 2010 World Cup.(Click on "Teams")
1. China is participating in the World Cup:______________
2. Australia is participating in the World Cup:__________
3. Canada is participating in the World Cup:__________
4. Mexico is participating in the World Cup:_________
5. Turkey is participating in the World Cup:__________
6. Russia is participating in the World Cup:________
Cool facts about soccer and the World Cup:
During 1976-1992, South Africa was banned from participating in the World Cup in opposition to their policy of apartheid.
The first women's FIFA took place in 1991. Twelve countries participated with the USA winning against Norway in the final match.
The country of Brazil has won the most World Cups(5) with Italy having won (4).
In 1950, the soccer team from India withdrew from the competition because they weren't allowed to play the game barefoot.
The Bicycle Kick was first done successfully by Ramon Unzaga, Chile, in 1914. The move involves throwing your body into the air, moving the legs in a scissor motion, and kicking the ball backwards over the head.
1. Which of the 32 countries would you like to visit most? Why? Look up information about the country and write 5 interesting facts about this country.
2. Do you play football(soccer)?
3. What are two facts you know about football?(Soccer)
4. List two facts you know about the host country of Russia.
5. Can you name one fact about the country of Iceland, who will be participating in the Global Games for the very first time?