World Cup


: an international competition in a sport (such as soccer or hockey)

Examples of World Cup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The magazine was named after Sepp Herberger, the player who pulled off Germany’s first World Cup victory in the Miracle of Bern in 1954. Luisa Zargani, WWD, 20 June 2024 Big sovereign wealth investments in other sports properties like UFC (Abu Dhabi), LIV Golf (Saudi Arabia), and the FIFA World Cup (Qatar), and even a pending a $1+ billion tennis offer, all bring outside visitors to those countries. Eben Novy-Williams,, 20 June 2024 Brazil recently suffered back-to-back World Cup qualifier set-backs for the first time in its history, before going on to lose a third in a row. Matias Grez, CNN, 20 June 2024 Soccer start Rapinoe is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. Todd Spangler, Variety, 19 June 2024 Donovan has also made three World Cup appearances, earned the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year four times and is the only American to win the Golden Ball Award. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 19 June 2024 Getting out of the group stage would be a momentous step forward as the northern nation prepares to host its part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 19 June 2024 Rapinoe is a two-time World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, who helped lead the U.S. women’s soccer team to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Championship. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 June 2024 The seven other Copa stadiums staging World Cup matches will conduct similar trials. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024

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“World Cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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