Every four years, one of the most celebrated competitions on the planet is played. 32 countries around the world are represented in the FIFA World Cup tournament, which champions the world’s best football team. The competition has been around since 1930, and since its inception, whether or not someone is a fan of soccer, it has gathered millions of people around the world to celebrate not only the tournament but their pride for their country. Also since its first official tournament, the FIFA World Cup has had its fair share of interesting historical incidents.
From chasing down a lost trophy to the infamous hand ball by Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup, I have created a timeline that incorporates some of the most critical moments in the tournament’s history. Check it out here!