The FIFA World Cup (also called the Football World Cup, the Soccer World Cup, or simply the World Cup) is an international association football competition contested by the 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 four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).
If you and your students are interested in the World Cup, you have come to the right place! There are currently 37 worksheets about the World Cup for you to choose from and all of our worksheets are free, printable, and easy to use. For a World Cup themed lesson, consider using one or more of the pages from this file. Most of the pages in that packet and in this section are about the most recent World Cup games but you can use them for inspiration when creating worksheets for the upcoming games. Since the worksheets posted here are already formatted, starting with one of them and editing it will save you a lot of time. There are word searches, song activities, and some themed discussion pages too. When the next World Cup begins, be sure to upload some of your related worksheets to help out other teachers or check back to see what they have posted.