What is the World Cup?
Kicking off on June 14th, the FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each.
The Design Office World Cup Charity Sweepstake:
As World Cup fever sweeps the Country here at Design Office we have decided to raise some money for the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by randomly picking 32 companies from the local area and entering them into our Design Office World Cup Charity Sweepstake.
The team draw took place on Friday 1st June and was hosted by our Managing Director Kevin Edge and local businessman and keen football pundit Tim Bowker of Nantwich Refrigeration Services. To see the video of the draw and find out more information visit our Facebook – DesignOfficeUK.
We have produced a World Cup Sweepstake Poster with all teams and matches on it, so if you would like one please let us know and for a donation we can get one to you.
We will be hosting a Charity Presentation Afternoon,on Friday 20th July (3pm – 5pm) which will include Cheese & Wine Tasting, Charity Penalty Shootout and The Presentation of the World Cup Charity Sweepstake Winner held at The Design Office Stadium, Crewe.
Please keep an eye on our social media for match updates !!
Enjoy the World Cup, we will be hoping England can repeat the performance of 1966.