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Dictation - Football

Hints - tournament - federation - association - FIFA


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Dictation Text - Football

The FIFA World Cup is the most watched football event in the world. The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) organises the World Cup every 4 (four) years.

32 (Thirty-two) teams start the tournament and play for 4 (four) weeks, trying to qualify for the different stages: The 1st (first) round, the 2nd (second) round or knockout stage, followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and on to the final match between the 2 (two) remaining teams.

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