The event is held after every four years. The inaugural match was held in theyear 1930 and has been held ever since.
There are however some years (1942 and 1946) when the event was not held due to the Second World War.
The event is often held in a host country. The tournament involves 32 teams which compete for the prize in the host nation.
This is often the final competition. There are qualification matches that are held within the three years and the teams that qualify are allowed to participate in the tournament alongside the hosts.