In Russia this year 2018,the 21st edition of the world cup will be taking place!. A competition that usually vtake place within an interval of four years. In 2022, the world cup will be hosted by Qatar in Asia, and there will be an expansion in the number of teams participating in the competition from the current number to about 48 countries. In this article, I will be discussing on the world cup, what to expect, both in action, suspense, enxitement and all that it holds for your maximum enjoyment: www.live score.com
Where will this tournament take place?
The tournament will take place in Russia, and will be played across the 11 cities of the country in about 12 stadias. Almost all the stadiums in Russia are newly built because of this tournament, except for the Luzhniki Stadium and the Central Stadium in Moscow and Yekaterinburg respectively, which are the old stadias but has been renovated because of the tournament.
The draw for this great tournament was made last year December (1/12/2017) in Moscow. The draw was conducted by a Russian female sport journalist Maria Komandnaya and former England international, Gary Linekar. After the draw, the countries where grouped into 8groups as follows:
Group A: Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru and Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan
The first match will start on the 14th of June 2018 and it will be between the host country Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A. The match will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium and it will be the only game of this day. Other games will continue in the second day with about 3 to 4 games per day each day of the tournament. The final game will be play at the same stadium on the 15th of July, while the 3rd place game will be played some days before the final games. In each group, there are four countries that will play about 6matches respectively. After they have all played against each other, the top two countries in each group will proceed to the next stage of the tournament which is the knockout stage.
Some of the games to look our for is the one that will come up on the second day of the competition, the game that will be between Portugal and Spain in group B, it will take place in Sochi. Also on the 17th of June, there will be a repeat of what happened in the confederations cup 2017, that saw Germany play and won Mexico with 4:1 goal margin.
Will Mexico stage a revenge or will Germany repeat history?
Another epic game will be between Belgium and England in a face off at Kaliningrad. Another game not to be missed is the game between Argentina and Nigeria. A repeat of a match that was played about 7months ago. Will history also repeat itself or will Argentina take revenge? www.goal.com
This tournament promises to be one to be remembered! You will not want to miss it!