The words FIFA World Cup usher in a number of different emotions for football/soccer fans around the world, but most of them never stop to think about what it takes to plan, organize and successfully run the world’s biggest and most popular sporting event.
A Fluency user, freelance translator Alexandra de Vries, is helping with the FIFA World Cup by working with companies who work directly with FIFA World Cup services.
“I think it’s important to provide good, well written information in other languages, no matter what.” explains De Vries, “There are plenty of horrible Google-translate examples out there. It just comes across as unprofessional and sloppy.”
The World Cup, which began in 1930, has been running every four years ever since. The only exception being the 1942 and 1946 tournaments, which were canceled due to World War II. The next World Cup is scheduled to take place in in Russia in 2018. Following that, it will be held in Qatar in 2022.
In addition to the entertainment provided to its countless fans over the years, the World Cup has also delivered a tremendous amount of assistance to the world, especially in poverty-stricken countries. The World Cup helps by promoting public health, education, creates resources for extra development communities, and football. For example, FIFA launched a campaign in 2010 to help disadvantaged communities in Africa.
De Vries’ approach to the World Cup seems ideal for any translator looking to step their game up.
For more information about the history of the World Cup, please visit http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/worldcup/.