FIFA World Cup 2018: 11 interesting facts that marks the event as a global religion all-over the World
One of the most amazing fest for all the football fans finally marks its end yesterday. As per the reports available, over 50% of the global population followed Russia 2018 World Cup games. All credit goes to the unexpected results and emergence of new football heroes to worship for the world. Here, we have listed 11 most amazing facts about the event that labels the FIFA World Cup as the most followed sports event for all the countries in the world.
Russia: The debuted FIFA World Cup Hosts
Hosts Russia hosted World Cup 2018 event for the first time in the history of FIFA World Cup. The event also highlights Russia’s name to come forward as the hosts of any FIFA event at the global level.
The ace performer in World Cup History
The World Cup has been organized 20 times before in the history, Brazil has won over 20% of the FIFA world cup games and also carry a record of winning the highest number of champion title in the tournament by taking the cup back 5 times. Italy and Germany stand behind Brazil and shares 4 won titles each in world cup history.
World Cup Russia gains top viewership stats
Over 4 billion people around the world tuned in there television to witness roller coaster ride like the journey of FIFA world cup in edition 2018. The earlier best viewership was registered in the last edition of World Cup games that received 3.2 billion viewership across the world.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Awards Holders
The award holders in 2018 sees many fresh faces. Harry Kane of England bags the most reputed golden boot trophy for scoring 6 goals in World Cup. Luka Modric’, the inspiring skipper of Croatia was awarded with Golden Ball Trophy. Thibaut Courtois, the Belgium goalkeeper, wins Golden Glove award for showing exceptional goal-keeping effort in edition 2018. Kylian Mbappe, the new emerging star from France proudly grabbed FIFA Young Player Award.
Some glimpse over the FIFA History
The first ever World Cup tournament was played in 1930. Uruguay emerged as the winner as well as hosts of first ever World Cup Tournament played in the history of Football.
You missed Italy this year? Here’s the reason
FIFA World Cup 2018 was the first tournament since 1958 which has seen non-participation of Italy. The four-time world cup title winner failed this time to qualify for the final group matches.
Power of Emerging Star from France
French Player Kylian Mbappe (19) of France, becomes the first teenager since Pele to score more than one goal in World Cup matches. Mbappe was also amongst the three scorers who helped France to lift World Cup trophy for the second time in history while playing for France in 2018 Russia Football World Cup.
Welcome the debut nations
The two new nations who marked their debut in FIFA World Cup for the year 2018 were Panama and Iceland. Unfortunately, both teams were knocked out of the tournament in group stages matches.
Want to know the whopping price money?
France the winning side for the 2018 edition of World Cup bags USD $38 million as there winning amount. The runner-up contender, Croatia received $28 million prize money, as they were the finalists.
Meet the designer of World Cup Mascot Designer
Ekaterina Bocharova, a student, was able to surpass the leading designers to be chosen for the honor to design World Cup mascot Wolf Zabivaka.
FIFA all set to host a BIGGER EVENT
World Cup 2018 was the second last World Cup that witnessed participation of 38 countries across the world. As per now, FIFA has decided to extend its hand and will allow 42 countries from all over the world to play in World Cup final group stages from the year 2026.