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高二阅读理解Sports lovers around the world are reacting

时间:2018-11-10 14:49  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

Sports lovers around the world are reacting to the latest news about football 一 a game called soccer in the United States. FIFA, the international governing body of football, recently voted (投票)to expand the World Cup in 2026. FIFA’s voting members agreed to add 16 more teams to the men’s competition.

All voting members supported the plan as a way to collect more money for the organization and add excitement to the event. The 2026 World Cup will involve 48 teams. It will also have 80 games, 16 more than in the past. But the eventual winner will still only play seven games. The extra games should result in about $ 1 billion additional money for FIFA. That money will mainly come from advertising and deals with media. Countries in Africa and Asia should receive most of the newly added positions. By May, governing organizations in different regions will know how many new positions they have been awarded.

The new plan will include other changes, too. For example, there will be 16 groups of three teams. The top two teams in each group will earn rights to compete in a 32-team elimination round (淘汰赛).

The announcement is getting mixed reaction. Some countries think the World Cup will not be as good as in the past years because of the increased number of teams. But FIFA officials said they used a computer program to predict the results of 10, 000 competitions. It found that the quality of the event was always decided by the best 32 teams.

Some football fans and sports lovers said the World Cup was fine the way it was. Other fans celebrated the news. They say their country’s team will now have a better chance of getting into the World Cup.

18. How many teams are involved in the FIFA World Cup at present?

A. 16. B. 32. C. 48. D. 80.

19. Why did FIFA support the plan?

A. To raise more money. B. To pick out the best teams.

C. To help developed countries. D. To increase the number of games.

20. What can we learn from FIFA officials in Paragraph 4?

A. Results of soccer games are predictable.

B. FIFA decides the results of the competition.

C. Increased teams will attract even more fans.

D. The quality of the 2026 game won’t be affected.

答案 BAD

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