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 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. Germany and Italy are second having won the world cup 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. The trophy being one of the most precious trophies in the world, the winner gets a huge amount of money from the competition.
For a country to host the tournament, a bidding procedure is conducted where countries place their bids and the Federation committee that comprises of twenty-two members vote to determine the host. 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.
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. 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.
The defending champions currently are Germany and will try to defend it if they get a qualifier spot. The host country benefits in many ways during the occurrence of the tournament. And some of the benefits are that the economic growth as hotels and tourism is at peak during this time. The benefits such as economic growth as tourism peaks during this period. Job opportunities arises at this period since people from different countries arrives and tend to spend, also cities and towns gain different profile hence leading to their development. Due to movement of people from different countries, jobs arises as there is high spending during this period and cities and towns gains high profiles thus tend to develop.