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FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online: FIFA world cup is one of the most entertaining events on this planet. The country that hosts the world cup enjoys greater benefits from a swift boost in tourism even though their players missed to qualify/compete in the tournament. FIFA World Cup is one of the prestigious football tournaments with so many viewers all across the globe and is one of the popular events for Sports in the globe.



This World Cup will be conducted every 4 years once except in 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War. There will be a preliminary tournament conducted over every three years before FIFA which is the qualification phase and the qualified teams will be selected for the international tournament including the host nation.

So far, 19 tournaments have been conducted in which eight different national teams have won the match including Brazil (five times), Italy (Four times), Germany (Three times), Argentina (Two times), Uruguay (Two times), England, France, and Spain (One time). Cosmonauts revealed the logo for the FIFA World Cup at the International Space Station which is one of the important news which is showcased around the globe. 

The selection of a host country has for FIFA world cup changes over time. It was a time till 2002 where the tournament hosting countries were restricted to American continents and Europe alone. Thereafter, it was hosted in the Asian countries
FIFA World Cup 2018 is the 21st international tournament for football with a total of 32 teams (at the national level) is to be held in Russia starting from June 14th to 15th of July 2018. The winners of the FIFA World Cup are determined by playing a total of 64 games in 11 cities (12 venues). The finals will be held on July 15th at Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow).


5 Interesting Facts of FIFA

Following listed are 5 interesting facts of FIFA World Cup which shows why FIFA World Cup is so popular around the Globe.

     The first FIFA World Cup was conducted in the year 1930 at Uruguay with a total of 13 teams who took part in this tournament. Four teams from Europe, Seven teams from South America, two teams from North America and Uruguay were the first world champions who took part in the 1930th FIFA World Cup Tournament.
     Golden Ball Trophy was won by the one and only goalkeeper named Oliver Kahn.
     South America with 9 titles and European Countries with 10 titles has produced a record of World Championship among the overall 19 tournaments.
     Roger Milla was the oldest goal scorer in 1992 and he is the oldest player (42 years) in the World Cup History.
     Norman Whiteside (17 years) was the youngest player in 1982 tournament in the World Cup History.

Host Selection Process

According to 2016 World Cup, it is estimated that more than 715.1 million people have watched the FIFA Final Cup which leads to a huge success of this tournament. It is clear that with the universal popularity, the world cup moved to other countries making it as a global event in the process. FIFA came up with a bidding process which helped in the selection of the host.

The bidding process follows the following set of steps and guidelines:

     FIFA generally floats an expression of interest. It is similar to an invitation to bid to the member associations of FIFA.

     The Member Association/ country who is interested will specify their interest in bidding for hosting the specific event. The Member nations will be provided a span of 3 weeks to express their interest in hosting the event.

     Upon receiving the Expression of Interest, FIFA sends out all the bidding information, manual and related documents and agreements to the respective bidders. The bidders can evaluate it and complete it. Interested parties will have 6 weeks’ duration to complete the application.

     FIFA thereafter conducts a workshop for the interested parties explaining all the nuances of the process.

     Member associations after evaluating the documents have to provide the completed agreement in accordance with the Bidding manual provided.

     Member associations thereafter submit the bids specifying to the instructions laid in the bidding manual. There is duration of 1 year between the agreement and bid submission process for analyzing the investment and infrastructure required to finalize the bid. Also, this gives a chance for the countries to drop out without prejudice.

     FIFA receives the bid documents submitted by all the member nations and indulge in evaluating the bid submissions. Upon careful scrutinization, FIFA identifies the successful candidate for further approval and recommendations.

     FIFA thereafter announces the successful host for the year.

Thus, FIFA World Cup is one of the most aspiring events which attract tourism. It is also likely to have more viewers around the globe to watch this prestigious event.

Qualification Process 2018

A national association football team has to go through certain qualification process in order to make their way into FIFA World Cup finals. Gradually out of 210 countries, only 32 infiltrate through the qualification procedure and make it into finals (with Russia qualifying automatically for being the host country). The whole procedure initialized in March 2015 itself. The allocation process for all the confederations is discussed by the prestigious FIFA Executive Committee. Afterwards it was decided that the allocation process of 2014 would be followed in 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals as well. There are certain formats which are followed in the qualification process namely League and Knockout Format depending upon the confederations. In the League format, two teams form groups and thereby play matches called round-robin matches whereas in the Knockout format, the two teams play two-legged matches. Confederations can choose either of the formats. During a league format, in case there is a tie, the teams are compared upon certain criterion which is set by the confederation which also requires the approval of FIFA committee. In the case of a knockout format, the team with the highest aggregate scores matches ahead to the upcoming round. Extra time is also given for penalty shoot outs.

FIFA World Cup Group Stages

The European Section for the FIFA 2018 World Cup comprises of a group stage as well as a play-off round. This provides 13 Union of Football Association (UEFA) members for 32-team final tournament to be held in Russia. One of the nine members of Union of Football Association (UEFA) for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification is Group D. The group comprises of countries like Austria, Serbia, Wales, Moldova, Republic of Ireland and Georgia. The draw match for the first round that is the group stage was conducted as a part of FIFA 2018 World Cup Preliminary Draw on July 25, 2015. The draw took place in Konstantinovsky Palace located in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The winners in the group will qualify directly for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals. The runner-ups in the nine groups would march ahead in the play-offs. Here, they will be required to be drawn into four home-and-away ties. The eight teams are segregated into groups of four pairings which is played from November 9 to November 14, 2017. The same play-offs procedure will also decide the other four qualifiers. Finally the allocation slots are provided to different confederations and teams of eight groups are categorized into 4 where the top two go into the knockout format.

FIFA World Cup Branding/Logo/Mascot 2018

FIFA has been known to bring in the most creative mascots every time. The mascots are incorporated into these tournaments to alleviate the fun factor of the entire event. A variety of vegetables, fruits and even animals have been chosen as mascots for the FIFA tournament. This is done in order to instill streaks of positivity, zeal and enthusiasm into the ambiance and to enthrall fanatics, team members and the entire crew which is participating in the event. These official mascots apart from entertaining the crowd and promoting the event also become ambassadors of countries. The Commercial Affiliates of FIFA World Cup through licensing and merchandising programs use these mascots extensively for promotion.


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FIFA World Cup 2018 Mascot
Every FIFA World Cup tournament introduces the most innovative mascots ever. The official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia is Zabivaka which translates into “the one who scores” in Russian. The mascot is represented by a friendly wolf who undoubtedly is an epitome of radiance, charm and sportsman spirit. Apart from entertaining the crowd, the wolf has also become the ambassador representing the country of Russia. Millions of people cast their votes on FIFA.com during the most engaging and creative voting processes and chose the wolf as the official mascot.

FIFA Broadcasting Rights/ Sponsors/ Partners

The broadcasting rights for the Indian television have been revealed lately for the broadcasting channels of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The qualifier matches will broadcast on 14th November 2017 on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. The TV channel also holds the broadcasting rights of the EURO Cup 2016 for the Indian homes. This will enable the Indian football fans with an extensive coverage of the Football league qualifiers.
The sponsors and partners for the FIFA 2018 are:
     Adidas
     Coca-Cola
     Wanda Group
     Gazprom
     Hyundai and Kia Motors
     Qatar Airways
     Visa
The FIFA World Cup 2018 sponsors and partners include:
     Budweiser
     HI sense
     McDonalds
     VIVO
     Hand Shake For Peace
     FIFA Football For Hope
     FIFA.com
The rights which the sponsors or partners are able tailor are:
     The Official Marks used are done by sponsors.

     The official news and publications on their official website which covers the happenings of the stadium.

     The execution of a sponsorship program which extensively acknowledges the support of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

     Protection for the ambush marketing techniques.

     Offering opportunities for hospitality partners.

     Offering promotional and advertising opportunities and enabling access to the FIFA World Cup advertising unit.
The sponsors and partners are provided with an advantage to tailor the sponsorship programs according to the market strategies. They have the right to individually publish the logo of the FIFA World Cup if needed and provide them the opportunity to differentiate themselves from their partners and can get actively involved in creative publications.

Last FIFA Cup Winners Team List
In 2014, the FIFA World Cup which was conducted in Brazil was won by the ever strategically organized Germany! The finals was a grueling game of Germany VS Argentina where Germany had defeated Argentina by 1-0 with the only goal being scored by Mario Gotze, who had volleyed the ball into the nets by initially collecting the ball from the left of his chest from Andre Schurlle. The German team who won themselves to the top in 2014 includes:
     Manager- Jaochim Low

     Captain-  Phillip Lahm

     Roster
1.      Midfielder- Mesut Ozil
2.      Midfielder- Thomas Muller
3.      Midfielder- Mario Gotze
4.      Midfielder- Toni Kroos
5.      Midfielder- Marco Reus
6.      Midfielder- Julian Draxler
7.      Midfielder- Sami Khedira
8.      Midfielder- Joshua Kimmich
9.      Midfielder- Andre Schurlle
10.  Midfielder- IIkay Gundogan
11.  Defender- Benedikt Howedes
12.  Defender- Mats Hummels
13.  Midfielder- Bastian Schweinsteiger
14.  Midfielder- Lukas Podolski
15.  Forward- Miroslav Klose
16.  Goal Keeper- Ron- Robert Zieler
17.  Defender- Erik Durm
18.  Defender- Per Mertesacker
19.  Midfielder- Jerome Boateng
20.  Goal Keeper- Manuel Neuer
21.  Goal Keeper- Roman Weidenfeller
22.  Defender- Shkodran Mustafi

Most Successful Teams

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Brazil has won 5 Title FIFA
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Most Successful Teams FIFA
Over the years, in 20 tournaments, over 75 nations have played in the tournament at least once of which 12 had made it to the finals and 8 have won the title. Brazil has won the title 5 times, named as the most successful team of all time. Germany and Italy have won the title 4 times each and other winners are Argentina and Uruguay, winning 2 titles each. England, France and Spain won the titles, one each. The winning team gets their names engraved on the FIFA World Cup Trophy.

Current Champions of FIFA World Cup 2014

Germany National Football Team is the current champions of 2014 FIFA World Cup making it the first title of the reunified German team and also the first European team to win in South America.
Top Scorers (2014)

The top 10 best Scorers of FIFA 2014 are:


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     James Rodriguez ( Colombia)- 6 Goals
     Thomas Muller (Germany)- 5 Goals
     Neymer (Brazil) – 4 Goals
     Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 4 Goals
     Robin Van Persi ( Netherlands) – 4 Goals
     Karim Benzema ( France)  - 3 Goals
     Andre Schurrle ( Germany)- 3 Goals
     Arjen Robben ( Netherlands)- 3 Goals
     E Valencia ( Ecuador)- 3 Goals
     Xherdan Shaqiri ( Switzerland) – 3 Goals
     Toni Kroos ( Germany)- 2 Goals
     Oscar( Brazil)- 2 Goals
     Abdelmoumene Djabou ( Algeria)- 2 Goals
     Memphis depay ( Netherlands) – 2 Goals
     Ivan Perisic (Croatia)- 2 Goals
     Gervinho ( Ivory)- 2 Goals
     Asamoah Gyan ( Ghana)- 2 Goals
     Islam Sanchez (Chile)- 2 Goals
     David Luiz ( Brazil) – 2 Goals
     Tim Cahill ( Australia) – 2 Goals
     Wilfred Bony ( Ivory) – 2 Goals
     Luis Suarez ( Uruguay) – 2 Goals
     Mario Mandzukic ( Croatia) – 2 Goals
     Jackson Martinez ( Colombia)- 2 Goals
Best Players
The top 10 best players of FIFA 2014 are:


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1.      Lionel Messi (94)
2.      Cristiano Ronaldo (92)
3.      Franck Ribery (90)
4.      Falcao (90)
5.      Andres Iniesta (89)
6.      Robin Van Persie (89)
7.      Xavi (89)
8.      Zlatan Ibrahimovic (89)
9.      Arjen Robben (88)
10.  Bastian Schweinsteiger (88)
As the records go, the best young player of 2014 FIFA World Cup was Mario Gotze (Germany) of 21 years, current FIFA ratings: 85 and potential rating of 92, followed by Neymar (Brazil) of 22 years with a current FIFA rating of 84 and a potential rating of 91.
The best goalkeeper of the 2014 FIFA World Cup named was Gianluigi Button followed Iker Casillas and Manuel Nueur.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Venue/Stadiums in Russia 

With football addicts all geared up for the World Cup Season 2018 in Russia; here is some detailed information about the venues where those interesting matches will be taking place. There are around 12 stadiums with extravagant structure and a large seating capacity which is under construction right now and will be ready most probably by the end of the year. It is high time for fans to get familiarize with the names of these arenas and the cities where they are all located. An interesting fact about the names of these stadiums is that the host country has decided to name these stadiums in connection to the cities and local culture where they are located or with football culture.
     Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow - This stadium in the capital is the place where the opening and final match will be played with 5 other matches in between.
     Saint Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
     Fisht Stadium, Sochi
     Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
     Kazan Arena, Kazan
     Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
     Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
     Samara Arena, Samara
     Mordovia Arena, Saransk
     Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd
     Spartak Stadium, Moscow
     Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

FIFA World Cup Squad of Teams

Football is the most loved sports of all and one can find enthusiasts in every corner of the world. Everyone wants their country to reach the tournament but only 32 teams are able to make it. But, whether our country reaches or not, we still have our favorite teams. For some, it’s Neymar’s Brazil, Ronaldo’s Portugal, or Messi’s Argentina. Qualification Rounds are still not over, and only 3 names have been finalized so far whose entry to Russia are sure. First of them is the host country Russia, second is Brazil and third is Iran.


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FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A-B
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Group-D

Football lovers surely have a rough idea which teams have brighter chances to reach the tournament. Analysis of the games played by countries in their respective continental games tells us about the countries clearing their road to Russia. Some of the names from Europe with good chances to win are- Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, France, England, Germany. From South America- Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay holds some good chance. From Africa- Ghana, Ivory Coast and Egypt are hopeful of reaching the tournament. From Asia- Saudi Arabia and Australia have their chances bright. New Zealand and Tahiti have luck on their side in reaching to the final platform of the tournament.

Schedule of FIFA World Cup 2018

Schedule for the World Cup has been released by the Federation. A total number of 64 matches will be played by 32 teams in 12 venues in Russia. 32 countries have been divided into 8 groups- A to H, with 4 teams in one group. Here’s the schedule of the match.
Date
Local Time
Stadium
Match
Group
14 June 2018
18:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Russia vs A2
A
15 June 2018
17:00
Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
A3 vs A4
A
15 June 2018
17:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
B3 vs B4
B
15 June 2018
21:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
B1 vs B2
B
16 June 2018
13:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
C1 vs C2
C
16 June 2018
19:00
Mordovia Arena, Saransk
C3  vs C4
C
16 June 2018
16:00
Spartak Stadium, Moscow
D1 vs D2
D
16 June 2018
21:00
Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad
D3 vs D4
D
17 June 2018
18:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
F1 vs F2
F
17 June 2018
21:00
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
E1 vs E2
E
17 June 2018
16:00
Samara Arena, Samara
E3 vs E4
E
18 June 2018
18:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
G1 vs G2
G
18 June 2018
21:00
Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd
G3 vs G4
G
18 June 2018
15:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
F3 vs F4
F
19 June 2018
21:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
Russia vs A3
A
19 June 2018
18:00
Mordovia Arena, Saransk
H3 vs H4
H
19 June 2018
15:00
Spartak Stadium, Moscow
H1 vs H2
H
20 June 2018
15:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
B1 vs B3
B
20 June 2018
18:00
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
A4 vs A2
A
20 June 2018
21:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
B4 vs B2
B
21 June 2018
17:00
Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
C1 vs C3
C
21 June 2018
21:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
D1 vs D3
D
21 June 2018
19:00
Samara Arena, Samara
C4 vs C2
C
22 June 2018
15:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
E1 vs E3
E
22 June 2018
18:00
Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd
D4 vs D2
D
22 June 2018
20:00
Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad
E4 vs E2
E
23 June 2018
18:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
F1 vs F3
F
23 June 2018
21:00
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
F4 vs F2
F
23 June 2018
15:00
Spartak Stadium, Moscow
B1 vs B3
B
24 June 2018
20:00
Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
H4 vs H2
H
24 June 2018
21:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
H1 vs H3
H
24 June 2018
15:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
G4 vs G2
G
25 June 2018
18:00
Samara Arena, Samara
A4 vs Russia
A
25 June 2018
17:00
Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd
A2 vs A3
A
25 June 2018
20:00
Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad
B2 vs B3
B
25 June 2018
21:00
Mordovia Arena, Saransk
B4 vs B1
B
26 June 2018
17:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
C4 vs C1
C
26 June 2018
21:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
D4 vs D1
D
26 June 2018
21:00
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
D2 vs D3
D
26 June 2018
17:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
C2 vs C3
C
26 June 2018
17:00
Spartak Stadium, Moscow
C4 vs C1
C
27 June 2018
19:00
Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
F2 vs F3
F
27 June 2018
21:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
E2 vs E3
E
27 June 2018
17:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
F4 vs F1
F
28 June 2018
18:00
Samara Arena, Samara
H2 vs H3
H
28 June 2018
21:00
Mordovia Arena, Saransk
G2 vs G3
G
28 June 2018
17:00
Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd
H4 vs H1
H
28 June 2018
20:00
Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad
G4 vs G1
G
30 June 2018
17:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
1C vs 2D
(Round of 16)
30 June 2018
21:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
1A vs 2B
(Round of 16)
1 July 2018
17:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
1B vs 2A
(Round of 16)
1 July 2018
21:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
1D vs 2C
(Round of 16)
2 July 2018
21:00
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
1G vs 2H
(Round of 16)
2 July 2018
18:00
Samara Arena, Samara
1E vs 2F
(Round of 16)
3 July 2018
17:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
1F vs 2E
(Round of 16)
3 July 2018
21:00
Spartak Stadium
1H vs 2G
(Round of 16)
6 July 2018
21:00
Kazan Arena, Kazan
W53 vs W54
Quarter Final
6 July 2018
17:00
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
W49 vs W50
Quarter Final
7 July 2018
21:00
Fischt Stadium, Sochi
W51 vs W52
Quarter Final
7 July 2018
18:00
Samara Arena, Samara
W55 vs W56
Quarter Final
10 July 2018
21:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
W57 vs W58
Semi Final
11 July 2018
21:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
W59 vs W60
Semi Final
14 July 2018
17:00
St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
L61 vs L62
Third Place
15 July 2018
18:00
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
W61 vs W62
Final


FIFA World Cup 2018 Overview

One of the most awaited and enthralling football tournaments which is looked up by fanatics living in every nook and corner of the world. The game of hearts played with legs has now reached the final stage of completion. But to begin with, every fanatic must look into the sorting procedure of the world renowned FIFA Confederation World Cup 2018 which has a million hearts beating for that favorite player and that favorite team in their favorite game-football! The FIFA World Cup 2018 will start from 14th November 2017 and a new set of winners, a new set of top scorers will emerge. FIFA is among organization which believes in developing football for everyone and everywhere. Unifying different ethnicities, cultures and countries, FIFA has made all the fans across the globe realize that football is more than just a game! Another adrenaline rushing final awaits all of us with the top teams fighting to clinch the winning title!
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