FIFA World Cup 2018 Updates, Know all about Football

FIFA World Cup 2018, Know all about Football

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Check this article and get all the latest updates about the trending FIFA 2018.

FIFA World Cup 2018

Russia is the hosting country for the football world cup this year and has naturally qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018. Russia won the bid to hold the world cup on 2nd December 2010. The Fifa World cup has started from 14th Jun 2108 and will continue till 15 July 2018. It’s  the big event and a treat for every football lover.  FIFA 2018 will be played with a total of 64 matches played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. 32 countries have qualified to play for the FIFA world cup 2018.

The facts mentioned in the blog will be very useful for all those preparing for competitive exams. Questions can be directly asked about this topic of Football. 

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The FIFA World Cup is held once every four years. In the last four times, the FIFA World Cup was held during the following years – 2002,  2006, 2010, and 2014. The FIFA world cup is one thing that brings the world closer and cuts across borders and boundaries. Football is a bridge of friendship that people together.Football is one game that is played by the worlds poorest countries and it is no exception for the worlds most developed countries either. Huge sums of money go into betting during the Football World Cup – Who will win this match?, Who will be the highest Goalscorer? Which country will win the world cup?. Betting is just huge in Football and now most of it has gone online.

FIFA also releases an official World Cup Song every four years – The last three Official World Cup songs have been sung by Shakira. In 2006, “Hips Don’t Lie” was the official World Cup Song. Again in 2010, the world Cheered to Shakira’s tunes with “Waka Waka”. In 2014, she enthralled the audiences with “La la la”. However, in 2018 the Official World Cup song is “Live it up”, sung by Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith.

The 90-minute game brings in so much adrenaline rush to not just the players but the billions of football lovers who watch the game on their television screens.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Scoreboard:

Teams Final Score Winner
Russia vs Saudi Arabia 5-0 Russia
Egypt vs Uruguay 0-1 Uruguay
Morocco vs Iran 0-1 Iran
Portugal vs Spain 3-3 Draw
France vs Australia 2-1 France
Argentina vs Iceland 1-1 Draw
Peru vs Denmark 0-1 Denmark
Croatia vs Nigeria 2-0 Croatia
Costa Rica vs Serbia 0-1 Serbia
Germany vs Mexico 0-1 Mexico
Brazil vs Switzerland 1-1 Draw
Sweden v Korea Republic 1-0 Sweden
Belgium vs Panama 3-0 Belgium
Tunisia vs England 1-2 England
Poland vs Senegal
Colombia vs Japan
Russia vs Egypt
Portugal vs Morocco
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
Iran vs Spain
France vs Peru
Denmark vs Australia
Argentina vs Croatia
Brazil vs Costa Rica
Nigeria vs Iceland
Serbia vs Switzerland
Belgium vs Tunisia
Germany vs Sweden
Korea Republic vs Mexico
England vs Panama
Japan vs Senegal
Poland vs Colombia
Uruguay vs Russia
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt
Spain vs Morocco
Iran vs Portugal
Denmark vs France
Australia vs Peru
Nigeria vs Argentina
Iceland vs Croatia
Korea Republic vs Germany
Mexico vs Sweden
Serbia vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Costa Rica
Japan vs Poland
Senegal vs Colombia
England vs Belgium
Panama vs Tunisia

Best Striker / Goal Scorer:

Rank Player Country Goals
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 3
2 Denis Cheryshev Russia 2
2 Diego Costa Spain 2
2 Harry Kane England 2
2 Romelu Lukaku Belgium 2

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Some special facts to know about FIFA World Cup 2018 being held in Russia:

  1. The inaugural match of the FIFA 2018 will be held between Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14th June 2018.
  2. This year there will be the use of VAR or Video Assistant Referees for the first time in FIFA World Cup. There will be a total of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees selected to oversee matches.
  3. The FIFA Games would be held in the following cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups

The competing national teams are divided into 8 groups. There are 4 teams in each group.

Group/Team Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
Team 1 Russia Portugal France Argentina Brazil Germany Belgium Poland
Team 2 Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland Switzerland Mexico Panama Senegal
Team 3  Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia Costa Rica Sweden Tunisia Colombia
Team 4  Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria Serbia Korea Republic England Japan

History of FIFA World Cup Winners:

The FIFA World Cup Winners so far: let’s look back at the winners of the FIFA World cup from 1930 to 2014 –

Year Winners Final Score Runner Up Stadium Place/ Hosting Nation
2014 Germany 1–0 Argentina Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Spain 1–0 Netherlands Soccer City Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 Italy 1–1 France Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany
2002 Brazil 2–0 Germany International Stadium Yokohama Yokohama, Japan
1998 France 3–0 Brazil Stade de France Saint-Denis, France
1994 Brazil 0–0 Italy Rose Bowl Pasadena (Los Angeles),
California, United States
1990 West Germany 1–0 Argentina Stadio Olimpico Rome, Italy
1986 Argentina 3–2 West Germany Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico
1982 Italy 3–1 West Germany Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
1978 Argentina 3–1 Netherlands Estadio Monumental Buenos Aires, Argentina
1974 West Germany 2–1 Netherlands Olympiastadion Munich, West Germany
1970 Brazil 4–1 Italy Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico
1966 England 4–2 West Germany Wembley Stadium London, England
1962 Brazil 3–1 Czechoslovakia Estadio Nacional Santiago, Chile
1958 Brazil 5–2 Sweden RasundaStadium Solna, Sweden
1954 West Germany 3–2 Hungary Wankdorf Stadium Bern, Switzerland
1950* Uruguay 2–1 Brazil Maracana Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1938 Italy 4–2 Hungary Stade Olympique de Colombes Paris, France
1934 Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia Stadio Nazionale PNF Rome, Italy
1930 Uruguay 4–2 Argentina Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay

Let’s look at some Quick Facts about FIFA over the years :

  1. The FIFA world cup was first held in 1930 in Uruguay
  2. FIFA is the abbreviation for International Federation for Association football
  3. Each Team has a total of 11 players playing on the field during a Football match, there is no limit to the number of players a team can own or have on the roster.
  4. A football match is played for 90 minutes with a half time of 45 minutes
  5. The Official Mascot of the Football World Cup 2014 was an Animal known as Armadillo
  6. Brazil is the only country in the world to win 5 Number of World Cup Titles, the maximum for any country ever
  7. Brazil is the only country to have played in all the tournaments and is the most illustrious team of all time
  8. Uruguay won the First Football World Cup
  9. Paul, the Octopus predicted the outcome of several matches in FIFA World Cup 2010.
  10. The Football World Cup 2018 will be played in Russia
  11. Erstwhile player Ronaldo belongs to Brazil, while Christiano Ronaldo belongs to Portugal
  12. The Famous “Hand of God Goal” Belongs to Diego Maradona
  13. Mario Gotze won the Man of the Match Award in the finals of World Cup 2014
  14. Manual Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the World Cup 2014
  15. The FIFA 2010 World cup was hosted by South Africa
  16. India ranks 97 on the FIFA and plays in Group D as a qualifier
  17. The USA will not play in the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they did not qualify

Stay tuned for more updates FIFA World Cup 2018!

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