2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

One of the most popular sports in Russia is football. It is loved by adults and children, men and women, people from cities and villages. It is played at every stadium and field, and who can not play well, watches it with great pleasure. Football for Russians is a holiday, and the FIFA World Cup in Russia will be like a national holiday.
All people in Russia are waiting fot the main football event. ;)
2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
In Russia, in 2018, from June 14 to July 15, the 21st FIFA World Cup will be held.

History and facts of "mundial"

What is the "mundial"? In Russian it is also the name the World Cup, or FIFA World Cup.
  • The championship is held by the international football federation FIFA every 4 years.
But it is not exactly. After all, the championship is held for 3 years, and these are qualifying tournaments. And only the final tournament takes place every 4 years.
  • The first soccer World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay from 13 to 30 July. 13 teams participated. And the first champion was the national team of Uruguay.
But in 1909 the very first world championship in Turin was already held.
And since 1908 the first international football tournaments took place at the Olympic Games.
  • Brazil's national team is the most titled, because it has already won and got the Cup for 5 times.
The national teams of Germany and Italy became champions 4 times.
National teams of Argentina and Uruguay - 2 times.
And the teams of France, England and Spain - once.
  • In 2018, 32 teams will participate in the final tournament of the World Cup.
In the first world championship in 1930 there were only 13 teams. In the following final tournaments of the championship, already 16 teams took part. Since 1982, the number of teams has increased to 24. And since 1998, the teams has already become 32.

On December 2 in Zurich, the venue for the final tournament of the FIFA 2018 championship was chosen. And in 2018 Russia will host 32 teams from different countries of the world at 12 stadiums in 11 cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod).

In 2018 Russia will host 32 teams from different countries of the world at 12 stadiums in 11 cities

Russia for the first time in history has become the host country of the FIFA championship. What is interesting, in Eastern Europe for the first time will be the final tournament of the World Cup.
And this will be the first mundial that will take place in the territories of Europe and Asia at the same time.

The official mascot of the World Cup in Russia was a wolf named Zabivaka.
*Zabivaka from the verb "забивать'" - to score a goal.

In the FIFA World Cup 2018 will participate 32 teams, 8 groups of 4 teams. The most difficult and complex, or "group of death" is group D - Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria.

The final match will be held July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The final match will be held July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

And now a few "chants" for the Russian team. Let's root for the Russian team! Let's root for beautiful football!
  • Росси́я, вперёд! Тебя́ побе́да ждёт!
  • Дава́й, Росси́я, нажми́ ещё! Ведь нам в фина́ле быть давно́ пора́!
  • Мы все - одна́ кома́нда, мы все за одного́! Нам всем нужна́ побе́да и бо́льше ничего́!
  • Росси́йский футбо́л - побе́да за на́ми! Росси́я горди́тся её игрока́ми!
  • Russia, Russia, не робе́й, ещё па́рочку забей! Покажи́ им вы́сший класс! Мы боле́ем все за вас!
  • Ну́жен гол! Ну́жен два! Ну́жен Ку́бок ФИ́ФА!
  • Футбо́л - э́то жизнь! Футбо́л - э́то спорт! И то́лько футбо́л всем нам да́рит восто́рг!
  • Гол! Гол! Все вперёд! Росси́ю побе́да ждёт!
  • Пусть отда́вит но́гу слон, но Росси́я - чемпио́н!
  • С на́ми Росси́я, и беда́ не беда́, бу́дет Росси́я пе́рвой всегда́!
Pictures from fifa.com