FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest events in sports games industry. Millions of soccer fans are looking forward to this major tournament to happen. All of the biggest stars in soccer sports are competing with each other in this huge soccer tournament. This year, FIFA World Cup 2018 is currently ongoing and is scheduled in Russia. As a fan of soccer game, knowing some information about this tournament is very important to know. So if you are not that familiar with FIFA World Cup 2018, all things to know about 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be discussed below.
All Things to Know about 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
This tournament is the 21st FIFA World Cup.2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is contested by the national teams of the member associations of Federation Internationale de Football Association or FIFA. Russia was awarded to host this event on December 2, 2010. This is the 1st FIFA World Cup in Eastern Europe and the 11th time that has been held in Europe.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is the most expensive FIFA World Cup with estimated cost $14.2 Billion. In this tournament, 32 national teams including the host team of Russia are going to compete with each other. 64 matches all in all will be played in 12 different venues in 11 cities in Russia. The final match will take place at the famous Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow City in Russia.
Russian government proposed 13 host cities: Yekaterinburg, Yaroslavl, Volgograd, Sochi, Saransk, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Roztov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar, Kazan, Kaliningrad, and Moscow. On September 29, 2012, the final choice of host cities was announced. It was reduced to 11 cities and the number of official stadiums was also reduced to 12 since Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the list.
Here are the 12 official stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia:
- Kaliningrad Stadium
- Kazan Arena
- Luzhniki Stadium
- Spartak Stadium
- Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
- Roztov Arena
- Saint Petersburg Stadium
- Samara Arena
- Mordovia Arena
- Fisht Stadium
- Volgograd Arena
- Ekaterinburg Arena
On October 2017, the amount of cash prizes were announced. Here are those:
- Champions – $38 Million
- Runners-up – $28 Million
- Third Place – $24 Million
- Fourth Place – $22 Million
- 5th to 8th Place – $64 Million
- 9th to 16th Place – $96 Million
- 17th to 32nd Place – $128 Million
Effect in the online sports gambling industry
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia also has a huge effect in online sports gambling industry. One of the biggest sportsbook websites in Malaysia called QQ828 will give huge rewards because of this tournament. This world cup rewards promo from the top Malaysia sportsbook site will be given to all of its lucky members. 3 of those will receive different huge rewards and the other 400 winners will also receive some certain amount of rewards.
You have to keep in mind all things to know about 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for you to have a broad idea about this major tournament in soccer game. By simply knowing some important details about 2018 FIFA World Cup, your knowledge about soccer sports game will surely increase.