The most popular tournament in soccer game has already started. It is called FIFA World Cup 2018. This tournament is widely-known all throughout the world. This huge event in sports games industry was started on June 14, 2018 in Russia. Every single soccer fan in many different countries most especially in the countries that are part or member associations of FIFA know this tournament. Apart from these details about this major soccer tournament, here are some of the informative things to remember about FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia that you must know.
Things to Remember about FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia
Selection of the host country
The bidding for selection of the host country for FIFA World Cup 2018 began in January 2009. In the beginning, 9 countries placed bids for this year’s FIFA World Cup. During the bidding procedure, the non-UEFA countries which are Australia, Japan, and United States withdrew from the 2018 bids.
The FIFA Executive Committee assembled in Zurich, Switzerland on December 2, 2010 to select the hosts of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. Russian won to be the host of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the second round of voting.
Venues and Stadiums
Russia offered 13 cities to host the matches of FIFA World Cup 2018: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.
In September 29, 2012, the final choice of cities to host the matches of this tournament was announced. The number of host cities was reduced to 11 and the stadiums were also reduced to 12. 3 of the 12 official stadiums have been renovated and the 9 stadiums are all brand new. Over $11.8 Billion has been spent on all the renovations of the stadiums for this tournament. Here are the official stadiums for FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia:
- Luzhniki Stadium
- Otkritie Arena
- Krestovsky Stadium
- Fisht Olympic Stadium
- Cosmos Arena
- Kazan Arena
- Rostov Arena
- Volgograd Arena
- Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
- Central Stadium
- Mordovia Arena
- Kaliningrad Stadium
A total of $400 Million will be given to all the winners of FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia. Here are the exact amounts of every winning prize:
- $38 Million – Champions
- $28 Million – Runners-up
- $24 Million – Third Place
- $22 Million – Fourth Place
- $64 Million – 5th to 8th Place
- $96 Million – 8th to 16th Place
- $128 Million – 17th 32nd Place
Influence of FIFA World Cup 2018 in the online sports games betting industry
This year’s FIFA World Cup has a huge influence in the industry of online sports games betting. The biggest and most trusted sportsbook site in Malaysia called QQ828 Malaysia sportsbook site offers huge Malaysia sportsbook Event World Cup Rewards promo to all of its bettors. In this promo, all deposit members with MYR currency could get lots of rewards.
Every single one of these things to remember about FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia could give a certain soccer fan a broad idea about the biggest event in soccer sports game. So if you are one of the soccer fans out there, make sure to remember all of the mentioned facts about FIFA World Cup 2018 above.