The world cup 2018 will be held this year in Russia. And as the Russians are well known for accuracy, preciseness and strength, we are expecting a world cup that will best the same semblance. This years world cup promises lots of excitement, we will have the chance to see the Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s the two finest players in the world right now put on their country’s regalia and represent the motherland.
The greatest and most viewed spectacle in the sports world will be taking place in summer 2018 and we cannot wait, we at Goalisma will bring to you information on all you need to know about the 2018 world cup.
The first match will take place at the Luzhniki stadium, which will also host the final. The first match will be Russia taking on the Saudi Arabian team on June 14 at 6:00 pm local time.
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The world cup will be hosted in 12 stadiums across Russia in 11 cities, ten of the 12 stadiums to be used are brand new, ultramodern facilities. The other two which are the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow and the central stadium in Yetakarinburg are famous stadiums in Russia and have been upgraded to be eligible to host a tournament of this magnitude.
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Teams that qualified for this years world cup are 32, 14 from Europe, 5 from the CAF region, 5 from South America, 3 from the CONCACAF region, and 4 from Asia.
The total list of the teams that will participate in Fifa World Cup 2018 are:
Europe: Russia, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, England, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden.
Africa: Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco.
Asia: Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia.
South America: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay.
CONCACAF: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
List Of Fifa World Cup 2018 Stadiums
- Luzhniki Stadium: Located in Moscow, with a capacity of over 81000 seats.
- Spartan Stadium: Also Located in Moscow, with a capacity of over 45000 seats.
- Kazan Arena: Located in the city of kazan, a capacity of 45000 seats.
- Volgograd arena: Located in Volgograd, with a seat capacity of 45000.
- Central stadium: Located in Yekaterinburg, with a seat capacity of 35000.
- Fisht stadium: Located in Sochi, with a capacity of 48000 seats.
- Rostov Arena: Located in Rostov, with a seat capacity of 45000 seats.
- Mordovia Arena: Located in Saransk, with a seat capacity of 45000.
- Samara Arena: Located in Samara with a seat capacity of 44000.
- Kaliningrad stadium: Located in the city of Kaliningrad, with a seat capacity of 35000.
- Nizhny Novgorod arena: Located in Nizhny Novgorod, with a capacity of 44000 seats.
- Saint Petersburg stadium: Located in saint Petersburg, with a capacity of 68000 seats.
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According to Pep Guardiola, the teams likely to win this years world cup are either Germany, Spain or Brazil, and we agree, unless someone pulls a Leicester city.