FIFA 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.
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. only the team for the hosting country that qualifies directly.
Brazil holds the record for most world cup wins of five times being one of the eight national teams that have won the tournament in the twenty times that it has been held. The only team that has played in all the times that the world cup has been held in Brazil. Germany and Italy are second having won the world cup 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.
FIFA world cup tournament has the highest number of viewers worldwide, and it’s the most followed event in the sports category globally. It is also the most precious trophy as the winner enjoys a huge lump of money.
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 being held in eastern Europe.
The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. 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 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.