The FIFA Celebrity World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the celebrity senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every year since the inaugural tournament in 1990, except in 1990-2010 when it was held every four years. The current champion is Lebanon, which won its first title at the 2017 tournament in Canada/USA.
The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals. 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month.
The 11 World Cup tournaments have been won by five different national teams. United States have won five times. The other World Cup winners are Germany who won twice, France, Brazil and Lebanon with one title each.
The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.
|Founded||1990: 27 Years Ago|
|Number of teams||32 (finals)|
211 (eligible to enter qualification)
|Related competitions||FIFA Confederations Cup|
|Current champions||Lebanon (First Title)|
|Most successful team(s)||United States (5 Times)|
|Television broadcasters||List of broadcasters|
|2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|