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10 Things Your Child Must Know About The 2018 World Cup Football

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The most awaited spectacle in the world of football is finally here - the World Cup 2018. 

Whether you marvel at the attacking style of Brazil or laud the passing game of Spain, this year's edition is sure to enthrall each and everyone. But, do you know the name of this year's mascot? Any guesses on the number of teams participating?

This ClipBook presents 10 things your child must know about the 2018 World Cup Football.


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1. Matches Will Be Played In Two Different Continents

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.

2. Mascot Chosen Via Online Voting

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.

3. Top 10 Players To Look Out For In The 2018 Fifa World Cup

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 ...

4. Participating Teams Take $8 Million Cheque Each

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...

5. Egypt’S Goalkeeper To Become Oldest Player In World Cup History

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.

6. World Cup Football Name Is A Mixture Of Two Words

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.

7. The Winner Of The First Fifa World Cup Was Uruguay.

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.

8. 32 Nations Are Competing In The World Cup

The 2018 World Cup will see 32 nations competing in 12 venues in 11 cities between June 14 and July 15.

9. Brazil Has Won The Most Number Of World Cup Titles

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.

10. Russia Is Hosting The World Cup For The First Time

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.

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