FIFA World Cup 2014

Soccer Around the WorldSoccer!FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football. Known to most of the world as football, it is the same game that Americans refer to as soccer. The FIFA World Cup has been around since 1930 and takes place in a different host country every four years.

This year, Brazil is hosting the World Cup or “Copa do Mundo” as they say in Portuguese.  Portuguese is the official language of Brazil which is the largest country in South America. Brazil has a special relationship to soccer and World Cup. Brazil has won five world cup titles since 1930 and has produced soccer legends such as Pele, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo!!

For World Cup 2014, the stakes are high and soccer fans everywhere are holding their breath to see who will win the coveted cup this year.
Area teens are invited to join in World Cup festivities by visiting Teen Space at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. In addition to reading about the hottest international soccer stars and their countries, teens can keep score and root for their favorite teams.

On Thursday, June 12 - Teen patrons enjoyed the excitement of kick-off in the Brazil vs. Croatia game, the first match of the World Cup 2014!! On July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm - Teen Space will host a World Cup Celebration during the Final Championship Match - Teens are encouraged to wear their favorite soccer team jerseys and enjoy world-soccer crafts and popcorn!!!

If you would like to learn more about World Cup Soccer – check out these books (listed below) and more at any branch of your DC Public Library.