FIFA world Cup 2018 Russia starts…Interesting Facts to know

FIFA world cup 2018 start will be starting in Russia just few hours as countdown has been started to one of the biggest sporting event in the world. It is that time for which whole football fans are eagerly waiting for to watch their and support their favorite teams and players.

As games begins from tomorrow lets take a look at some of Interpreting facts about this year FIFA World Cup 2018.

  1. FIFA World Cup 2018 of this year will be 21st Edition of cup and is hosted by Russia.

  2. The tournament will be running from 14 june to 15 july with final will be playes on 15th july in Moscow city.

  3. First match will be played by Russia Vs Saudi Arabia on 14th june to kick off the tournament.

  4. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany.

  5. This is the first ever world cup to be held in eastern europe.

  6.  It is expected to be the most expensive football championship in history, budgeted at US$ 11.8-14 billion much more that the cost of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ($ 11.6 Bn).

  7. Total 32 National teams will be playing the cup. With 31 teams qualifying from the matches and Russia qualifying automatically being the host.

  8. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

  9. Russia won the world cup hosting bid beating other bidders Portugal, Spain,Netherlands,Belguim & England.

  10. Wolf Zabivaka™ designed by student Ekaterina Bocharova will be the 2018 World Cup mascot.

  11. This year we will see the use of video assistant referees (VAR) for the first time in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

  12. Italy failed to qualify for the first time since 1958.



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