2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Some Appealing Facts


Usually, the football fans wishes for one more replacements in a football match instead of three. Exclusively if there is an injury after the three changeovers are over or the match goes into extra-time.
The wish of fans as well as coaches will be fulfilled at 2018 FIFA World CupThe new replacement rule and the dubious Video Assistant Referee (VAR) are some of the peaks of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Let’s take a look at amusing facts about 2018 World Cup:

  • Ekaterinburg Arena is one of 12 grounds for the FIFA World Cup 2018 which had only 27,000 seats. They built seats arrangements rising above the original stadium behind the goal on either side, increasing the capacity to 45,000. 
  • USD 400 million would be shared between the footballers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the form of prize money. It is increased by 12 per cent from last year. Each participating team would get $8 million. If a team rises from the group stage but gets eliminated at the round of 16 they will get an extra $4million.
  • You do not need a visa to enter Russia during the event. There will be a Fan-IDwhich will give the special permission to football fans having World Cup tickets which will act as an entry and exit visa to and from Russia. But you will need other documents such as proof of ticket purchase and other documents as agreed to by the FIFA.
  • The FIFA World Cup 2018will cost Russia almost $12 billion. The estimated cost grew by $600 million last year. The government will allocate $6.7 billion, while $1.5 billion will come from regional governments and $3.4 billion from private and state-run companies.
Fifa world cup 2018 russia
Fifa world cup 2018 russia

  • Nine of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Russia were built just for the tournament. The main venue of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow where the opening match and the final will be held was modernized and resumed in November.
  • Zimbabwewas supposed to make its World Cup debut in Russia, but the FIFA expelled them from the competition because the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) failed to pay former coach José Claudinei a compensation fee within the time allotted by the FIFA.
  • Egyptian goalkeeper Essam el-Hadary who believes age is just a number and that’s why he is in 2018 FIFA World Cup at the age of 42. If he makes the final squad for Russia 2018, having played and captained in all the qualifying matches but the last one, el-Hadary will become the oldest person to feature in a World Cup. 
  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 opener will be played by the two lowest-ranked teams in the battle—Russia (65) and Saudi Arabia (63) as per the October 2017 FIFA rankings.
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