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. only in 1942 during the second world war when the tournament was not held, lest it has been occurring after every four
years since its inaugural in 1930.
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.
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. in all the times that the tournament has been held, Brazil is the only team to have played in all. Other winners of the competition most times are Germany, and Italy national teams have won four times each. Argentina and Uruguay each has won the title two times while England, France, and Spain have won once each. Two times winners of the title each are Argentina and Uruguay while France, England, and Spain all have won the competition one time each.
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 will be the first world cup competition to be held in eastern Europe.
The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. Matches scheduled to be played at different venues set by FIFA will sum up to sixty four and the final be played in Moscow.
Germany are the current holders of the title and will be tasked to defend the title if they qualify. 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.