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A Guide to the 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.

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. in all the times that the tournament has been held, Brazil is the only team to have played in all. 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.

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.

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. 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. 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.