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A Guide to the 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 tournament involves teams playing in qualifications matches to get a position in the final thirty-two teams, and this happens over a period of three years before the main event. 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.

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. 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.

FIFA world cup tournament has the highest number of viewers worldwide, and it’s the most followed event 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.

There is a bidding procedure that is carried out by the Federation committee of twenty-two members who vote, vet and determine which country to host the world cup tournament. Russia won the hosting rights to host the 2018 world cup tournament that is scheduled to be held on 14th June to June 15th which will be the 21st competition of the time. 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. 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. The world cup 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. 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.