KBC 13 Offline Quiz (September 14, 2021): What African country was the first-ever to qualify for a World Cup?

a. Nigeria

b. Ethiopia

c. Madagascar

d. Egypt

Answer: d. Egypt

In 1934, Egypt became the first African team to play in the World Cup. When they qualified again in 1990, they became the team with the longest-ever gap between two FIFA World Cup matches: 56 years had passed.

The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.

The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals.

The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month.

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