Today we’re focused on the international soccer championship we know as the World Cup! A few tidbits from today’s show:
- The finalists for this year’s men’s World Cup (in Russia) on Sunday are France and Croatia. England and Belgium will play in the 3rd place match on Saturday.
- The 2015 champion, Germany, was eliminated in the group stage this year.
- The women’s World Cup will be next summer in France. The USA is the defending champion.
- Four awards are handed out for both the men’s and women’s Cup each time…
- the GOLDEN BALL goes to the most outstanding player
- the GOLDEN BOOT goes to the top goal scorer
- the GOLDEN GLOVE goes to the most outstanding goalkeeper
- Brazil has won the most men’s World Cups (5)
- the USA has won the most women’s World Cups (3)
- the USA is a member of CONCACAF, which stands for the Confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. There are 41 member nations that compete for 3 spots in the World Cup. This year, those teams were Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama.
Today’s WKW trivia was: name the three countries that have won the most men’s World Cups. The answer: Brazil (5), Italy (4) and Germany (4). Congratulations to Kevin from Lewis Center who wins a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd