FIFA World Cup 2018 Updates, Know all about Football
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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.
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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:
|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|
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Some special facts to know about FIFA World Cup 2018 being held in Russia:
- The inaugural match of the FIFA 2018 will be held between Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14th June 2018.
- 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.
- 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 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|
|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|
|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 :
- The FIFA world cup was first held in 1930 in Uruguay
- FIFA is the abbreviation for International Federation for Association football
- 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.
- A football match is played for 90 minutes with a half time of 45 minutes
- The Official Mascot of the Football World Cup 2014 was an Animal known as Armadillo
- Brazil is the only country in the world to win 5 Number of World Cup Titles, the maximum for any country ever
- Brazil is the only country to have played in all the tournaments and is the most illustrious team of all time
- Uruguay won the First Football World Cup
- Paul, the Octopus predicted the outcome of several matches in FIFA World Cup 2010.
- The Football World Cup 2018 will be played in Russia
- Erstwhile player Ronaldo belongs to Brazil, while Christiano Ronaldo belongs to Portugal
- The Famous “Hand of God Goal” Belongs to Diego Maradona
- Mario Gotze won the Man of the Match Award in the finals of World Cup 2014
- Manual Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the World Cup 2014
- The FIFA 2010 World cup was hosted by South Africa
- India ranks 97 on the FIFA and plays in Group D as a qualifier
- The USA will not play in the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they did not qualify
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