メルバ先生 英文記事紹介 No.17
The 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men's association football tournament will be held in Brazil this coming June 12- July 13, 2014. It is for the second time that Brazil hosted the competition. It is a very popular competition in the world and everyone is expecting for a spectacular event and place. The host country is preparing for this big event. The tournament will be participated by 32 countries in the world namely; A. Brazil, Croatia, Mexico,Cameroon; B.Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Chile; C. Columbia, Greece,Cote d' Ivoire, Japan ; D. Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italy, England; E. Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras; F. Argentina, Bosnia- Herzegovena, Iran, Nigeria; D. Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA; G. Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic. The 32 teams are divided into eight groups from A-G. It was being decided that they will be using a goal- line technology for this year. Every team are hoping to bring home the bacon so, everybody is doing their best for the FIFA 2014.
FIFA is such a very prominent competition. Through this, a lot of people in the world most especially the youth they are into developing their skills in soccer. It would be a great pride for Brazil to host such kind of event. They are much capable of doing so. It takes a lot of preparation most especially when it comes to the security of the athletes, the organizers, and most of all the thousand fans who will be personally around to witness the tournament. Soccer is already popular nowadays but usually the participating teams are coming from the western countries only Japan and Korea were able to be part coming from Asia. Philippines and some other Asian countries are starting to compete for local competitions and they are hoping that someday they would become part of that prestigious event in the world.