Today is the day. The day that starts a glorious game between 32 countries and the whole world watches, celebrates, gets crazy and enjoy. Excitement and craze is all-round as it is most watched sport in the world. Fans cannot wait to watch their favorite teams and players to play.
Here are some interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup 2018.
1) In 2010, Russia was given the right to host Football World Cup 2018 for the first time in its history by FIFA.
2) FIFA World Cup matches will be held in 11 cities of Russia.
Final matches of the world cup will be held in the beautiful city of Moscow which is the capital of Russia.
3) Russian national Football team qualified for the World Cup 2018 automatically as one place is reserved for the host nation. But they are currently ranked 70th according to FIFA official ranking.
4) Rafael Marquez who represents Mexico, is the only one from 2002 world cup will be ready to play World Cup 2018 in Russia. The 39 years old is one the greatest players which Mexico ever had.
5) Essam El-Hadary, who represents Egypt, will become the oldest player to play in the world Cup 2018. The veteran goalkeeper is currently 45 years old.
6) The official Football of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is the named as Adidas Telstar. The word Telstar is mixture of two word’s Television and star. It is produced by a company named “Forward Sports” in Sialkot, Pakistan.
7) Two smallest nations Panama and Iceland created history when they qualified for the 1st time after years of struggle. This shows if you world hard you can achieve anything.
Population of Iceland: 337,780
Population of Panama: 4.034 Million
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