Hang On, The Cricket World Cup Isn't Actually A Cup
Men's Cricket World Cup
The Aussies are hoping to become back-to-back World Cup winners in June, and if they do they will win this trophy that would be exceptionally hard to drink anything out of.
Women's Football World Cup
The Matildas are gunning for this beauty in June, and if they can bring it home we may forgive FIFA for it not actually being a cup.
Men's Football World Cup
Arguably the most famous trophy in the world. This 'Cup' was actually a cup until 1974, when a design change gave us this.
Bundesliga Golden Boot Award
The Golden Boot award is given to the player that has scored the most goals in a season. Can somebody tell Germany that's not a boot?
Serie A Golden Boot
This trophy for the highest scorer in Italy looks like they didn't even try.
Netball World Cup
We see where they were going with this one -- it's a ball going into a net. But we'll make an exception for this not-cup because the Diamonds have brought this one home 11 times.
Here are the Kookaburras winning the Hockey World Cup in 2014. We can forgive this one as well since the Aussies are so keen on winning it.
Men's Baseball World Cup
The trophy won at every Baseball World Cup is a variation of this not-a-cup design.
Women's Baseball World Cup
Still on baseball, and the Women's World Cup isn't a cup either. This sport really doesn't get what a cup is.
World Cup of Softball
Spoiler: not a cup.
The Cricket World Cup begins on Thursday, and on June 7 the Women's Football World Cup begins.
But the winners of these World Cups won't actually be winning a cup as a trophy.
Instead both look like a ball held up on sticks (granted very artistic sticks), despite what the name of the competition would suggest.
These aren't the only trophies that lie about what they are supposed to be.
Sports all around the world seem to have difficulty with designing trophies that match their names.
It tends to be World Cups that are designed to not look like any drinking vessel we've ever seen, but football also has an issue with giving out trophies that match their name.