The 2015 World Cup will take place from March 11-13 in Brazil, and the 2014 World Cup, the last time the World Cups were held in South America, will be held from March 16-19 in Canada.
It is expected to be the most popular tournament of the 20th century.
The most recent edition was played in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, from November 2013 to March 2016, with a total of 16,085 matches played in more than 3,400 stadiums.
It was also the most attended tournament ever, with 14,082,823 people attending the games.
The World Cup has had a long history of playing host to some of the biggest sporting events in the world.
In addition to the two World Cups, the European Football Championship is held annually, and is the most expensive event in the sport.
FIFA is set to decide in the summer of 2018 on how the 2018 tournament will be hosted, and if it will take the format of the two previous World Cup tournaments.
In 2019, the World Football Association will decide on how to structure the World Twenty20 competition in the form of an Asian cup.