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English definition of “the World Cup”

the World Cup

noun [S]    
a football competition held every four years between teams from many countries in order to decide which is the best team: the World Cup final the Dutch/German World Cup squadFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsSpecific sporting events
(Definition of the World Cup noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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