History of the World Cup :

The world's first international football match was a challenge match played inGlasgow in 1872 between Scotland and England which ended in a 0–0 draw. The first international tournament, the inaugural edition of the British Home Championship , took place in 1884.As football grew in popularity in other parts of the world at the turn of the 20th century, it was held as asportwith no medals awarded at the 1900and 1904 Summer Olympics, and at the 1906 Intercalated Games.

After FIFA was founded in 1904, it tried to arrange an international football tournament between nations outside the Olympic framework in Switzerland in 1906. These were very early days for international football, and the official history of FIFA describes the competition as having been a failure.