FIFA World Cup 2018 Important Highlights & Award List for Competitive Exams

FIFA World Cup 2018 Important Highlights & Award List for Competitive Exams
FIFA World Cup 2018 Important Highlights & Award List for Competitive Exams

FIFA World Cup 2018 Important Highlights & Award List

FIFA World Cup 2018 Important Highlights. List of FIFA World Cup 2018 Award Winners. If you are preparing for SBI, IBPS, LIC, SSC, Railway and others competitive Exams, you may find some questions related to Sports Event Current Affairs &  and FIFA World Cup is the important sport event for upcoming exams .

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FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018  was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years. It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This was the 1st World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe, and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe.

 In The FIFA World Cup 2018 , the finals involved 32 teams, of which 31 came through qualifying competitions, while the host nation qualified automatically. Of the 32 teams, 20 had also appeared in the last tournament in 2014, while both Iceland and Panama made their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches were played in 12 venues across 11 cities. The FIFA World Cup 2018  Final Match took place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, with France and Croatia competing for the World Cup. In this final match, France won the match 4–2 to claim their second World Cup title.

Important points About FIFA World Cup 2018

  • The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2018 took place on 14 June 2018, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the opening match of the tournament between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.
  • The FIFA World Cup official match ball of the 2018 World Cup group stage was “Telstar 18”, based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from 1970. It was introduced on 9 November 2017.
  • The Prize money for the champion team will be 38 million US Dollars.
  • Zabivaka is the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • The official song of the tournament is “Live It Up”, with vocals from Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi.
  • First time in the history of world cup VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system would be used.
  • McDonald’s is the official food partner for the World Cup 2018.
  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament would be played across 11 cities and 12 stadiums.
  • Iceland and Panama would make their World Cup debut this year.
  • Luzhniki stadium in Moscow has a capacity of 81,000 people and is the biggest stadium rebuilt in Russia on the occasion of World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Match Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Match France Vs Croatia
FIFA World Cup 2018 Winner France (Beating Croatia 4-2)
FIFA World Cup 2018 Runner Up Croatia
FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd Position Belgium
FIFA World Cup 2018 4th  Position England
FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Match  stadium Luzhniki stadium in Russia

FIFA World Cup 2018 Award Winner List

FIFA World Cup 2018 Winner France (Beating Croatia 4-2)
Adidas Golden Ball Award Luka Modric (Croatia)
Adidas Golden Boot Award Harry Kane (England)
Adidas Golden Glove Award Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Fifa Young Player Award Kylian Mbappe’s (19-year-old – France)
Fifa Fair Play Trophy Spain
Man of The Match Antoine Griezmann (France)

FIFA World Cup 2018 Statistics

Total Match 64
Top Scorers
  • Harry Kane – England ( 6 Goal)
  • Antoine Griezmann – France ( 4 Goal)
  • Romelu Lukaku – Belgium ( 3 Goal)
Total Goals 169
Total Yellow Cards 219
Total Red Cards 4
Top Goals by Team Belgium ( 16 Goal)

FIFA World Cup – History

  • The first World Cup was conducted in Uruguay in 1930 and was also won by the host nation.
  • Brazil is the only nation to play in each tournament.
  • The World Cup has been held 20 times since 1930 and Brazil has won the maximum number of times i.e five.
  • Italy and Germany hold the second place with four wins each.
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup broke all records with approximately 3.2 billion fans who watched the matches all over the world and an average of 53,000 spectators per match.
  • Just once in the history of World Cup, two countries were host nations. South Korea and Japan both were host nations in 2002.
  • The World Cup was skipped in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
  • Least number of teams participated in 1950. Just 13 teams played after India, Turkey and Scotland withdrew.

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