WATCH — How the FIFA World Cup started and where it’s going next

Abigail Dove
Story by Abigail Dove and CBC Kids News • 2022-11-22 06:00

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The men’s FIFA World Cup of soccer has arrived in Qatar.

For the next four weeks, Canadians will join billions of fans cheering on their favourite national teams and soccer stars.

So it's the perfect time to tell you about the history of the FIFA World Cup from its beginning in Uruguay in 1930 to its status today as one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

A lot has happened in between.

So, grab your jerseys and national flags and join Abigail Dove as she dives into …

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Abigail Dove
Abigail Dove
CBC Kids News Contributor
Abigail Dove, a Grade 12 student, loves all things sports. She’s a competitive golfer and hockey player who aspires to be a sports broadcaster. Abigail has written for Sports Illustrated Kids, done some online reporting for Golf Canada and was the rinkside reporter for the Toronto Maple Leafs "Next Generation" games.

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