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Excitement Galore!!! It’s time to kick off!


Thursday 14, June is all set to kick off the FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 involving 32 teams with 64 games to be played in a months’ time in 12 venues across 11 cities. The finalsis scheduled to take place on 15 July, in the same stadium of Luzhniki, Moscow, where the opening match would, by this time have taken place.  The two teams making their first advents are Iceland and Panama. It is interesting to dig a bit deeper into the history of the FIFA WORLD CUP while we get ready for the Majestic game.


The FIFA WORLD CUP, 2018 is an international football tournament, a mind capturing sporting event, played every fourth year ever since the first tentative game played in Uruguay in 1930. Though the Second World War brought in a break of 12 years, it was resumed, further progressing to an undisputed position of paramount single sporting event in the modern world.

Influenced to hold the entire global public under an enchanting spell, the FIFA WORLD CUP is eagerly being awaited by millions throughout the globe. A salute to the far-sightedness of the French football administrators led by Jules Rimet with ground breaking ideas and enthusiasm to bring the world’s strongest football teams towards a World Championship. Fortunately, the original gold trophy bearing the name of Jules Rimet was used from 1930-1970 and Brazil won the trophy outright in 1970, but unfortunately was stolen in 1983 and never retrieved. From 1974, the subsequent FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY was commissioned and is used till date.

Germany, as the winner of 2014 World Cup is the contemporary holder of the trophy. The FIFA WORLD CUP trophy was crafted in Italy with two human figures holding up the Earth. 

The 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP to be held in Russia had revealed its official mascot ‘ZABIVAKA’ which was unveiled on 21 October, 2016. The official match ball, ‘ADIDAS TELSTAR 18’ designed for the FIFA WORLD CUP, 2018 is created by the Adidas Company who is a FIFA partner and also the supplier of the FIFA WORLD CUP match ball since 1970.

Planning and groundworks reaching the summit, the whole world eagerly awaits a month long tournament soon to be invested with prodigious pomp and show. People travel from across the world to witness the prestigious tournament, be it in person or by the desires of your heart let’s start the count down to the global celebration looked forward by millions. 


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