As of 2014, the FIFA World Cup features 32 teams that compete for various titles. However, during the preliminary competition there can be many more teams competing for the 31 available spots, with one spot reserved for the previous winner.
In 2014, the FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil. There were a total of 204 entries, while there were 200 team entries in the previous World Cup. There has been a total of 19 FIFA World Cup tournaments since the inception of the event. In terms of popularity, no sporting event is viewed more than the World Cup. In 2006, data showed that more than 715.1 million people watched the final match of the event.Learn More
The World Cup event is held every 4 years, there are 3 years in between World Cup Finals. Since the initial tournament in 1930, the World Cup was consistently played every 4 years except for the years 1942 and 1946 because of World War II.Full Answer >
As of April 2014, the Boston Bruins have captured six Stanley Cups throughout their storied history on the ice. They took home the prestigious Cup in 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972 and 2011.Full Answer >
According to Forbes, as of November of 2013, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable team in the NHL at $1.15 billion. The New York Rangers are second at $850 million, the Montreal Canadiens are third at $775 million and the Vancouver Canucks are fourth at $700 million.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are no major professional sports franchises that play in the state of Hawaii. The University of Hawaii is the state's "home team." Its football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and volleyball teams receive wide, enthusiastic support from Hawaii residents.Full Answer >