The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the first time that matches were held in two different countries — South Korea and Japan. The 2018 World Cup is the first in history to witness matches in two different continents — Europe and Asia.
The 2018 World Cup mascot, the representative symbol of the tournament, was chosen via online voting. The mascot is a wolf named Zabivaka and was designed by a student Ekaterina Bocharova.
The FIFA World Cup is still regarded as the most prestigious tournament in world football, and with Russia's 2018 edition almost at our doorstep, many players will be seeking to write their names in the history books. From Paulo Dybala to Gabriel ...
The prize money given by FIFA to the winning team is a hefty $35 million. The runner-up team gets $25 million. No wonder, losing the game is also worthwhile! Actually, there are no losers, as even the participating teams take home around $8 millio...
Egypt’s veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is on the verge of making history. At 45 years, El-Hadary is about to set a new record -- that of the oldest player to ever feature in a World Cup tournament.
The official football of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is called Adidas Telstar. The word 'Telstar' is a combination of two words -- 'television' and 'star'. Adidas Telstar 18 relates to the first Adidas World Cup match ball in 1970 called Telstar.
The country to win the first FIFA World Cup was Uruguay in 1930.The match was played between Uruguay and Argentina. Uruguay won the match against Argentina by 4-2. Ururguay was incidentally the host of the first FIFA World Cup event.
The 2018 World Cup will see 32 nations competing in 12 venues in 11 cities between June 14 and July 15.
Brazil has the most World Cup titles, with five wins, starting from 1958. Then they won in 1962, 1970, 1994, and the last title in 2002.
Russia was given the rights to host the FIFA World Cup for the first time in history. This historical moment took place on December 2, 2010. The matches will kick off on June 14, 2018 with the finals taking place on July 15, 2018.