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A Guide to the World Cup 2018

The world cup known as the FIFA world cup is a global tournament heavily contested by national men’s team that is governed by an international body known as FIFA. since 1930 when the competition was started and only during the second world war in 1942, it has been held after every four years.

The competition involves a qualification phase where teams compete for a position over a period of three years where only thirty-two are to be selected to play in the tournament. The host team qualifies automatically.

Brazil holds the record for most world cup wins of five times being one of the eight national teams that have won the tournament in the twenty times that it has been held. Also, Brazil is the only team that has played in all the tournaments that have been held. Other winners of the competition most times are Germany, and Italy national teams have won four times each. Argentina and Uruguay each has won the title two times while England, France, and Spain have won once each. Two times winners of the title each are Argentina and Uruguay while France, England, and Spain all have won the competition one time each.

The world cup is the most widely viewed competition worldwide and attracts a large number of followers in the sports category globally. The winner of the competition also carry home a huge lump sum of money as it the most precious trophy .

There is a bidding procedure that is carried out by the Federation committee of twenty-two members who vote, vet and determine which country to host the world cup tournament. Russia won the hosting rights to host the 2018 world cup tournament that is scheduled to be held on 14th June to June 15th which will be the 21st competition of the time. This will be the first world cup being held in eastern Europe.

The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. Matches scheduled to be played at different venues set by FIFA will sum up to sixty four and the final be played in Moscow.

Germany are the current holders of the title and will be tasked to defend the title if they qualify. The world cup host benefit a lot. And some of the benefits are that the economic growth as hotels and tourism is at peak during this time. The benefits such as economic growth as tourism peaks during this period. Job opportunities arises at this period since people from different countries arrives and tend to spend, also cities and towns gain different profile hence leading to their development. Due to movement of people from different countries, jobs arises as there is high spending during this period and cities and towns gains high profiles thus tend to develop.