FIFA World Cup 2018
also known as FIFA world cup, the World cup is an international football tournament which is played by men’s national teams belonging to the global governing body of football federation called FIFA. since 1930 when the competition was started and only during the second world war in 1942, it has been held after every four years.
The competition involves a qualification phase where teams compete for a position over a period of three years where only thirty-two are to be selected to play in the tournament. The national men’s team in the country that the competition is to be held get a direct spot to contest for the world cup.
Brazil holds the record for most world cup wins of five times being one of the eight national teams that have won the tournament in the twenty times that it has been held. Also, Brazil is the only team that has played in all the tournaments that have been held. The second teams to have won the tournament most are Germany and Italy having won two times each. Winners of the tournament two times each are Uruguay and Argentina while one time winners of the world cup are England, Spain and France.
FIFA world cup tournament has the highest number of viewers worldwide, and it’s the most followed event in the sports category globally. The trophy being one of the most precious trophies in the world, the winner gets a huge amount of money from the competition.
There is a bidding procedure that is carried out by the Federation committee of twenty-two members who vote, vet and determine which country to host the world cup tournament. The 21st world cup tournament is scheduled to be held in Russia, This is after they won the hosting rights and it will be on June 14th to July 15th 2018. This will be the first world cup being held in eastern Europe.
The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. A total of sixty four matches will be played in different venues that are chosen by FIFA and the final match scheduled to be played in Moscow.
Germany are the current holders of the title and will be tasked to defend the title if they qualify. The world cup host benefit a lot. Economic growth are some of the benefits as tourism industry is boosted during this period. Also a lot of jobs emerges during this time as people from different countries visits and spend., Cities gain a different high profiles and this leads to growth.