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A Guide to the World Cup 2018

The world cup known as the FIFA world cup is a global tournament heavily contested by national men’s team that is governed by an international body known as FIFA. The competition is held after every four years since it was started in 1930 and only during the Second World War when it was not held in 1942.

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.

Eight different national teams have won the world cup in the twenty times the competition have been held, with the record of most wins been held by Brazil having won it five times. Also, Brazil is the only team that has played in all the tournaments that have been held. Other winners of the competition most times are Germany, and Italy national teams have won four 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.

The world cup is the most widely viewed competition worldwide and attracts a large number of followers in the sports category globally. It is also the most precious trophy as the winner enjoys a huge lump of money.

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 happens to be the First world cup competition to be held in Eastern Europe ever.

The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. There will be sixty four matches to be played at different venues that have been selected by FIFA and the final match will be played in Moscow.

The current holders of the title are Germany and are heavily tasked in the defending it. The host country benefits in many ways during the occurrence of the tournament. 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.