About The Soccer World Cup
Every four years the world comes together for the most prestigious soccer competition, the World Cup. The World Cup is known for its ability to bring the best out in players across the globe. Top tier players from every country come together to compete for the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Until 1970 it was known as the Jules Rimet Trophy named after the former president Jules Rimet, who set up the first World Cup tournament.
2018 Soccer World Cup
The 2018 Soccer World Cup is the 21st tournament since the Cup’s inception. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th. There are 32 teams entering the tournaments from 5 federations. The games will be played at 12 different venues in 11 different cities. There will be a total of 64 matches played.
Of the 32 teams competing this year, 20 of those teams will be making back to back World Cup appearances. As many competed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The host cities for the Russia 2018 World Cup include, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.
They will be using the Fisht Olympic Stadium that they built for the Sochi Summer Games.
The defending champions: Germany, will be making an appearance to defend the title. Iceland and Panama will be making their first World Cup appearances.
Russia Football Championships Schedule
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
- South Korea
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