The 2018 FIFA world cup some remarkable point--------
. To host The World cup, Russia faced several controversies included the level of racism in Russian football ,discrimination against LGBT ( LESBIAN, GAY , BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER ) people in wider RussianSociety AND Allegations of CORRUPTION in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups caused threats from England's FA to boycott the tournament.
. It is the first football world cup held in Two continent - Europe and Asia , Venue in European Russia includes Moscow , Saint Petersburg etc and ASSIAN RUSSIA includes Volgograd Arena in Volgograd ,Yekaterinburg etc.
. It is the most expensive World Cup ever with an estimated cost of over 14.3 billion , INR- 9,76,46,30,00,000.00 Indian Rupee
. The 2018 FIFFA world cup is the first world cup ,where for the first time VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREES has been used.
. The 32 teams are playing in this world cup ,which 31 teams secured their berth through Qualifying competition and automatically qualified host team .
. A total of 64 matches in 12 venues out of which already 60 matches played , A Semifinal will be played on 10th July between FRANCE AND BELGIUM AND next one on 11th July between ENGLAND VS CROATIA. Final match will be
played on 15th July . Total Goal scored 157 till now.
. For the first time since 1958 , The four times world champion ITLAY has failed to qualify for the world cup 2018 .
. Price of the ticket between US $ 400 and $ 800, In Indian rupees Rs 30000/- to 67000/- ,We can buy ticket from (viagogo.com.)
. Highest Goal scorer from England Harry Kane till now, 6 goals includes one hat-rick yet
Croatia is the second team to win two penalty shootouts at a single World Cup tournament against DENMARK AND RUSSIA - the other was Argentina in 1990.
. UKRAINE boycott to broadcast the world cup matches due to growing boycotts of the tournament among the football federation of Ukraine and sports minister IHOR.
. THE PLAYER WHOSE FATHER WAS KIDNAPPED -
Nigeria Captain Mikel John Obi was informed by kidnapper over phone that his father has been kidnapped and would be killed if he informed to any one just an hour before the game starts against Argentina in group stage match .He was ordered to pay a ransom. He was played with his emotion for the people of his country even not inform to the coaches or NFF staff, If Nigeria won the game they qualified for knock out stages , but lost the game 2-1, It is the most tragic incident in this world cup 2018 . Later the police in Nigeria were able to secure his release but Mikel said his father was tortured during a week-long ordeal and is currently receiving emergency treatment in hospital.
For the some football legend it is the last world cup ,it may be LIONEL MESSI,Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suárez, Andrés Iniesta , Ozil, Manuel Neuer. We will miss all of you lots & lots in the next world cup QATAR 2022