The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. EA has also managed to get the 12 official stadiums, which will be filled with nation-specific banners and high-resolution crowds. So for those who are participating in the excitement of the tournament, let’s see what we need to prepare for this world cup.
- Get ready to scream
The World Cup-themed expansion includes every one of the 32 teams that are heading to Russia. Which, this time, means Iran and Nigeria, but no Italy or Netherlands. Many of the players are already featured in FIFA 18, but now they’ll be in their officially licensed kits, with their licensed badges. There’ll even be an exact recreation of the ball, plus the World Cup trophy itself will also make an appearance. With such range of competing groups, excitement is something coming on par with the game, and screaming is guaranteed.
- Knowledge about the game
The 2018 World Cup kicked off on June 14, much to the anticipation of 32 teams, more than 700 players and a countless number of fans. In all, 64 matches will be played in 11 different cities throughout Russia. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Eastern Europe. The world’s biggest sports tournament will be broadcast in the U.S. on Fox Sports.
There are 32 teams that qualified for the World Cup. And because Russia is hosting the tournament, its team automatically qualified, although it is the lowest-ranked participant.
The U.S. team did not qualify for the World Cup. At No. 9, Chile is the highest-ranked team not playing at the World Cup. Other notable absentees are Italy and the Netherlands, traditional powerhouses who are also ranked in FIFA's top 20.
Many would also be extremely interested in the question of ‘who is expected to win’. Well, Germany is favored to win the World Cup with 9-2 odds, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Brazil is close behind with 5-1 odds. France at 11-2, Spain at 7-1, Argentina at 8-1 and Belgium at 12-1 are next in line. And most interestingly, host nation Russia has 30-1 odds of winning.
- The arrangement table of the game
The matched will be played in 11 cities in the western part of Russia from the cultural St. Petersburg in the north to the seaside town of Sochi in the south. The 11 host cities are: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, and Volgograd.
And Of course, Moscow will be the center of world cup, where both the opening and final match will take place.
There was only one match on June 14, the first day of the World Cup: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia. That match will be at 11 a.m. ET at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
And more specific time arrangements are as follows:
- Phone or any digital products
The World Cup will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports. Fans can watch live on FOX, FS1 and the Fox Sports app. Fox Sports’ website also includes a live television feature as well as highlights.
Fans can also create an original highlight reel on Fox Sports’ website of favorite teams, fans or years.
And due to the time difference, it’s critical to have a phone or other digital products like iPad so as to keep pace with the game in case you are in school or cafe.
If you’re in Russia, make sure you’re at the right location for matches you want to watch. There are 12 venues hosting games.
- A charger
It’s always disturbing when you are watching the match point only find your phone is dying. So always, always prepare yourself with a portable charger, Zendure A6PD portable charger is a choice you won’t go wrong with. It can fast charge iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus up to 50% in just 30 minutes thanks to USB Power Delivery
Anyway, hope all of you enjoy a wonderful time during FIFA World Cup.