Friday, June 16, 2006

Fifa .. :)

When you are born, you cried, and the world rejoices. Live in such a manner that when you die, you rejoice and the world cries ~Kabir.

I really get enjoyed when I saw that WikiQuote of the day was one written by Kabir. Kabir (also Kabira,1440 - 1518) was an Indian mystic who preached an ideal of seeing all of humanity as one. He was known to be a weaver and later became famed for scorning religious affiliation. His philosophies and ideas of loving devotion to God are expressed in metaphor and language from both the Hindu Vedanta and Bhakti streams and Muslim Sufi ideals, using vernacular Hindi. Kabir is also considered one of the early northern India Sants. He was initiated by Ramananda.

So, its the time to rejoice with Fifa World Cup. I got a very nice article from Wikipedia on Fifa.

The FIFA World Cup is the most important competition in international football. The world's most representative team sport event, the World Cup is contested by the men's national football teams of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (the sport's largest governing body) member nations. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930 (except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II). However, it is more of an ongoing event as the qualifying rounds of the competition take place over the three years preceding the final rounds. In 1991, FIFA added a separate Women's World Cup. The men's final tournament phase involves 32 national teams competing over a four-week period in a previously nominated host nation, with these games making it the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world. In the 17 tournaments held, only seven nations have ever won the World Cup Finals. Brazil is the current holder, as well as the most successful World Cup team, having won the tournament five times, while Germany and Italy follow with three titles each. The next World Cup finals will begin in Germany on June 9, and will continue until July 9, 2006.

Liked it !!! Yeeess I know !! :)

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