FIFA World Cup 2018: Important Points

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The FIFA world cup of 2018 is of great importance in the SSB interview, especially for the candidates who fill football as their sport in their respective PIQ form.
This world cup was a very memorable one as many smaller teams were able to overpower the stronger ones breaking people’s mindset. From Ronaldo’s hattrick to South Korea’s victory over Germany, from Neymar’s rolling to Maradona’s remarks, from Croatia being the runner up till Putin’s mighty umbrella; we sum up the complete World Cup with the following bullet points:

·       Host: Russia (21st WC)

·       Teams : 32

·       Dates: 14 June – 15 July

Emmanuel Macron celebrates
·       Winner: France won for the 2nd time with 4-2 victory over Croatia.

·       Runner up: Croatia

·       Third place: Belgium

Luka Modric(left) and Mbappe(right)
·       Fourth place : England

·       Golden ball: ⚽Luka Modric (best player of 2018 WC)(Croatia)

·       Golden boot:Harry Kane (max goals in WC ie. 6 goals)(England)

·       Golden glove: ✋Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)(best goalkeeper at the WC)

·       Best young player: Kylian Mbappe(france)(19 yeas age)
Kylian Mbappe

  ·       Fair Play trophy: Spain

  ·       First WC to use video assistant refree

  ·       Iceland and panama made 1st time appearance in WC

  ·       Final match stadium: Luzhniki (Moscow)

  ·       Iceland, least populated country to reach the WC

  ·       Notable countries that didn’t qualify for the WC: Italy, Netherlands, Cameroon, Chile, New Zealand, US, Ghana and Ivory coast

·       Each team, Preliminary squad-35, final squad-23(three goalkeepers)

·       169 goals in 64 matches in this WC2018

·       Prize money; 1st- 38mUSD, 2nd -28m and 3rd -24m

·       Mascot – Zabivaka(wolf)

C. Ronaldo
 ·       Next WC- Qatar(year- 2022), year 2026- Canada, US, Mexico

 ·       Brazil has won 5 WC, whereas Italy and Germany have 4 each.

Lionel Messi
 ·       First WC- in 1930, host- Uruguay, winner- Uruguay

·       FIFA-International Federation of Association Football

·       Goal scorers in the WC final 2018: Mario Mandzukic(Croatia( 1 goal for Croatia, 1 own goal for France), Ivan Perisic(Croatia)(1goal), Antoine Griezmann(France)(1goal,penaly), Paul Pogba(France), Kylian Mbappe(France)(1goal)

·       Football- weighs: 450 gms, circumference: 68cm

Injured Neymar
·       Neymar faced a widespread criticism due to his drama during the WC match b/w Brasil and Mexico, which Brasil won by 2-0


·       Putin was also talked about after the WC, when during Prize distribution ceremony rain started and there was only one umbrella availed to only Putin, while other leaders soaked in the rain (Fifa President, French President and Croatian President).

  ·       FIFA President: Gianni Infantino

  ·       French President: Emmanuel Macron

  ·       Croatian President: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović


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