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The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in , except in and when it was not held because of the Second World War ; the current champion is France.
The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, called the World Cup Finals. After this, 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation, compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about a month; the 21 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams.
Brazil have won five times, they are the only team to have played in every tournament; the other World Cup winners are Italy , with four titles each. The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding the Olympic Games.
Qatar are planned as hosts of the finals, will be jointly hosted by Canada , the United States and Mexico, which will give Mexico the distinction of being the first country to have hosted games in three finals; the world's first international football match was a challenge match played in Glasgow in between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0—0 draw.
The first international tournament, the inaugural British Home Championship , took place in ; as football grew in popularity in other parts of the world at the start of the 20th century, it was held as a demonstration sport with no medals awarded at the and Summer Olympics, at the Intercalated Games.
After FIFA was founded in , it tried to arrange an international football tournament between nations outside the Olympic framework in Switzerland in These were early days for international football, the official history of FIFA describes the competition as having been a failure.
At the Summer Olympics in London , football became an official competition. Planned by The Football Association , England's football governing body, the event was for amateur players only and was regarded suspiciously as a show rather than a competition.
Great Britain won the gold medals, they repeated the feat at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm. With the Olympic event continuing to be contested only between amateur teams, Sir Thomas Lipton organised the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy tournament in Turin in ; the Lipton tournament was a championship between individual clubs from different nations, each one of which represented an entire nation.
The competition is sometimes described as The First World Cup, featured the most prestigious professional club sides from Italy and Switzerland, but the FA of England refused to be associated with the competition and declined the offer to send a professional team. Lipton invited an amateur side from County Durham , to represent England instead.
West Auckland won the tournament and returned in to defend their title. In , FIFA agreed to recognise the Olympic tournament as a "world football championship for amateurs", took responsibility for managing the event; this paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football competition, at the Summer Olympics, contested by Egypt and 13 European teams, won by Belgium.
Uruguay won the next two Olympic football tournaments in and ; those were the first two open world championships, as was the start of FIFA's professional era. Due to the success of the Olympic football tournaments, FIFA, with President Jules Rimet as the driving force, again started looking at staging its own international tournament outside of the Olympics.
With Uruguay now two-time official football world champions and to celebrate their centenary of independence in , FIFA named Uruguay as the host country of the inaugural World Cup tournament. The national associations of selected nations were invited to send a team, but the choice of Uruguay as a venue for the competition meant a long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean for European sides.
Indeed, no European country pledged to send a team until two months before the start of the competition.
Rimet persuaded teams from Belgium, France and Yugoslavia to make the trip. It was played in India , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh.
India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai , thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil. India's Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament; this was the first time in World Cup history.
It was the first time since the World Cup that the final match did not feature Australia. All the matches were One Day Internationals , all were played over 50 overs.
Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including 10 full members and four associate members of the ICC; the opening ceremony was held on 17 February at Bangabandhu National Stadium and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April.
Pakistan was scheduled to be a co-host, but after the attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore , the International Cricket Council cancelled that, the headquarters of the organising committee in Lahore, was transferred to Mumbai. Pakistan was to have held 14 matches, including one semi-final.
The New Zealand government had given assurance that Zimbabwe would be allowed to compete in the tournament, following political discussions in the country over whether their cricket team should be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in ; the extra time needed for the Asian bid had weakened its prospects, but when the time came to vote, Asia won the hosting rights by ten votes to three.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed that the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board was decisive, as the Asian bid had the support of South Africa and Zimbabwe as well as the four bidding countries.
The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that the Asian countries had promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the World Cup, which may have influenced the vote. However, I. Late in , the four host nations agreed on a revised format for the World Cup, identical to that of the World Cup, except that there would be 14 teams instead of 12; the first round of the tournament would consist of two groups of seven teams.
Each team in a group would play all the others once, the top four from each group would qualify for the quarter-finals. This ensured. As per ICC regulations, all 10 full members automatically qualify for the World Cup, including Zimbabwe who have given up their Test playing status until the standard of their team improves; the ICC organised a qualifying tournament in South Africa to determine the four Associate teams who would participate in the event.
Ireland , the best performing Associate nation since the last World Cup, won the tournament, beating Canada in the final; the Netherlands and Kenya qualified by virtue of finishing third and fourth respectively.
All 4 associates kept their ODI status as well as Scotland who this time failed to qualify for the World Cup; the following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament. In April the ICC announced that Pakistan had lost its right to co-host the World Cup because of concerns about the "uncertain security situation" in the country in the aftermath of the attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore; the PCB estimated.
The overall loss to the PCB and the Pakistani economy were expected to be much greater. Pakistan proposed that South Asia host the World Cup and that Australia and New Zealand host the event, but this option did not find favour with their co-hosts and was not implemented.
On 11 April PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan announced an agreement on the allocation of games, under which India would host the final and Sri Lanka the semi-finals, Bangladesh the opening ceremony. After being stripped of its status as a co-host, Pakistan proposed to host its allocated games in the United Arab Emirates as a neutral venue, they had played matches in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the preceding months.
On 28 April , the ICC announced that matches intended to be played in Pakistan would be reallocated. As a result, India hosted 29 matches across eight venues, including one semi-final. Streaming media Streaming media is multimedia, received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
The verb "to stream" refers to the process of obtaining media in this manner. A client end-user can use their media player to start playing digital video or digital audio content before the entire file has been transmitted. Distinguishing delivery method from the media distributed applies to telecommunications networks, as most of the delivery systems are either inherently streaming or inherently non-streaming.
For example, in the s, elevator music was among the earliest popular music available as streaming media; the term "streaming media" can apply to media other than video and audio, such as live closed captioning, ticker tape, real-time text, which are all considered "streaming text".
Live streaming is the delivery of Internet content in real-time much as live television broadcasts content over the airwaves via a television signal.
Live internet streaming requires a form of source media, an encoder to digitize the content, a media publisher, a content delivery network to distribute and deliver the content.
Live streaming does not need to be recorded at the origination point, although it is.
There are challenges with streaming content on the Internet. If the user does not have enough bandwidth in their Internet connection, they may experience stops, lags, or slow buffering of the content; some users may not be able to stream certain content due to not having compatible computer or software systems.
Some popular streaming services include the video sharing website YouTube and Mixer, which live stream the playing of video games. In the early s, George O. Squier was granted patents for a system for the transmission and distribution of signals over electrical lines, the technical basis for what became Muzak , a technology streaming continuous music to commercial customers without the use of radio.
Attempts to display media on computers date back to the earliest days of computing in the midth century. However, little progress was made for several decades due to the high cost and limited capabilities of computer hardware.
From the late s through the s, consumer-grade personal computers became powerful enough to display various media; the primary technical issues related to streaming were having enough CPU power bus bandwidth to support the required data rates, creating low-latency interrupt paths in the operating system to prevent buffer underrun, enabling skip-free streaming of the content.
However, computer networks were still limited in the mids, audio and video media were delivered over non-streaming channels, such as by downloading a digital file from a remote server and saving it to a local drive on the end user's computer or storing it as a digital file and playing it back from CD-ROMs.
In the first commercial Ethernet Switch was introduced, which enabled more powerful computer networks leading to the first streaming video solutions used by schools and corporations such as expanding Bloomberg Television worldwide.
In the mid s the World Wide Web was established, but streaming audio would not be practical until years later. During the late s and early s, users had increased access to computer networks the Internet. During the early s, users had access to increased network bandwidth in the "last mile"; these technological improvements facilitated the streaming of audio and video content to computer users in their homes and workplaces.
On June 24, , the band was playing a gig at Xerox PARC while elsewhere in the building, scientists were discussing new technology for broadcasting on the Internet using multicasting ; as proof of PARC's technology, the band's performance was broadcast and could be seen live in Australia and elsewhere.
In a March interview, band member Russ Haines stated that the band had used "half of the total bandwidth of the internet" to stream the performance, a by pixel video, updated eight to twelve times per second, with audio quality, "at best, a bad telephone connection".
RealNetworks was a pioneer in the streaming media markets, when it broadcast a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners over the Internet in ; the first symphonic concert on the Internet took place at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington on November 10, The concert was a collaboration between The Seattle Symphony and various guest musicians such as Slash , Matt Cameron , Barrett Martin ; when Word Magazine launched in , they featured the first-ever streaming soundtracks on the Internet.
Fourteen teams played 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide , Canberra , Melbourne and Sydney while New Zealand hosted 23 games in Auckland , Dunedin , Napier and Wellington ; the hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the Cricket World Cup , which Australia and New Zealand had bid to host, the Cricket World Cup , awarded to England.
The tournament was awarded to the four Asian Test cricket playing countries: India , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ; the International Cricket Council were sufficiently impressed with the trans-Tasman bid that it was decided to award the next World Cup to Australia and New Zealand.