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