The World Cup is played every four years and the 32 teams compete in a round-robin tournament. In the knockout stage, each team plays three teams from another group, and a win gives you three points. A tie results in one point, and a loss means you lose nothing. The two teams that have the most points advance to the knockout round, and the two losers are eliminated. The best teams in each group, regardless of location, are automatically qualified for the final.
In the first stage of the tournament, the 12 teams are allocated into three four-team groups. In each group, the teams play three games against teams from the other group. The winner of each group advances to the knockout stage. The top two teams in each group then go on to face off in a knockout round. The teams in the second and third rounds of the tournament are scheduled at the same time, with the top two in each group advancing.
Once the teams have been seeded, the tournament itself begins. The teams play matches in groups. The teams begin a round robin tournament in March. Each team will play three matches against the other team in their group. After a draw, one match is awarded a goal. A loss will result in a goalless draw. The last round of the groups takes place simultaneously, so the top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage.
The games last 90 minutes, with one goal awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage. If a team ties in a knockout round, the tiebreakers are based on goal differential, total goals scored, and head-to-head results. Extra time can be up to four minutes, which are a bonus for a team that has not won the World Cup.
The World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world. It was first organized in 1930 in Uruguay and was won by Uruguay. Since then, it has become an international phenomenon with millions of spectators in each of the 32 teams. In addition, the World Cup generates billions of dollars in sponsorships, ticket sales, and broadcasting rights. It is a major source of revenue for FIFA, so it is no surprise that the World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the entire globe.
The World Cup is a quadrennial tournament between 32 teams. The teams are seeded in four groups. The top seven are seeded in Pot 1, the next eight in Pot 2, and the last eight are seeded in the bottom four. For the first World Championship in the United States, all the nations in the U.S. will be represented. They will compete for the right to host the World Cup.