FIFA World Cup 2018
The world cup also known as the FIFA world cup is an international football competition that is contested by men’s national team who are members of FIFA that govern football worldwide. since 1930 when the competition was started and only during the second world war in 1942, it has been held after every four years.
There is a qualification phase where teams play in three years before the main event where only thirty-two teams qualify for the tournament. The host team qualifies automatically.
In the twenty world cup competitions that have been held so far, eight different national teams have won it with Brazil holding the record having won five times. 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.
To host the world cup tournament in a country, different countries places bids to the Federation and the procedure is conducted by the twenty two members of the Federation to vet, vote and determine which of the country is to host the world cup. 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 competition to be held in eastern Europe.
All the thirty two national teams will be involved, which includes the qualifying Thirty one teams and the host who qualify automatically. The competition will involve the thirty two teams including the qualifying thirty one and the automatic qualifier which is the host country team. Matches scheduled to be played at different venues set by FIFA will sum up to sixty four and the final be played in Moscow.
The current holders of the title are Germany and are heavily tasked in the defending it. during the tournament the 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.