FIFA World Cup 2018 : Latest Updates


FIFA World Cup 2018 : Latest Updates

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Latest Updates.Welcome to the online Study Portal. If you are preparing for SBI Clerk, SBI PO, IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1, IBPS RRB Office Assistant and NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, MTS exams 2017-18.Here we are providing you Current Affairs Updates “FIFA World Cup 2018 : Latest Updates”.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 : Latest Updates

Sports GK is an important topic with high weightage which is asked in the General Awareness section of various SSC, Banking and other Government Exams. Recently, World’s biggest sporting event 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 kicked off in Russia and it is indispensable that you are aware of all the action on the ground. Read further to know more about FIFA 2018 along with trivia related to FIFA 2018 Opening Ceremony, FIFA Winning History, FIFA 2018 Knockouts and more. Also,we will keep updating this article for the results & highlights of every match. so keep visiting this article for latest Football updates.

What is FIFA World Cup?

  • FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, abbreviated as FIFA, acts as the global governing body.
  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 is an International Football Competition contested by the various National Teams.
  • This Football World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world.
  • It is also the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.
  • The Host Nation for the 2018 World Cup is Russia and Defending Champion is Germany winning its fourth title at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
  • The FIFA World Cup takes place every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930. However, the FIFA World Cup was not held in 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.

FIFA 2018 Opening Ceremony

  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 has started on 14th June 2018.
  • As Russia gets ready to host the prestigious event, fans from all over the world are set to see the prominent superstars in action.
  • Brazilian player Ronaldo and British Pop Star Robbie Williams will be attending the opening ceremony. Robbie Williams will sing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia face Saudi Arabia in the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
  • The Official Mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018, Zabivaka, is all set to celebrate the opening ceremony.


FIFA Format and Winning History

  • The format of the competition involves a Qualification Phase. It takes place over the preceding three years to determine which teams qualify for the World Cup. The Host Nation automatically qualifies for the World Cup.
  • Thirty two teams compete in the World Cup for the title at venues within the Host Nation. The FIFA World Cup matches take place during a period of about a month.
  • The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by 8 National Teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles eachArgentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each.

Here’s the list of Host Nations and Winners of all the FIFA World Cup.

Year Host Nation Winner
2026 United States
2022 Qatar
2018 Russia
2014 Brazil Germany
2010 South Africa Spain
2006 Germany Italy
2002 Japan Brazil
1998 France France
1994 United States Brazil
1990 Italy West Germany
1986 Mexico Argentina
1982 Spain Italy
1978 Argentina Argentina
1974 Germany West Germany
1970 Mexico Brazil
1966 England England
1962 Chile Brazil
1958 Sweden Brazil
1954 Switzerland West Germany
1950 Brazil Uruguay
1938 France Italy
1934 Italy Italy
1930 Uruguay Uruguay

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups

All the competing National Teams will be divide into 8 groups.

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
Russia Portugal France Argentina Brazil Germany Belgium Poland
Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland Switzerland Mexico Panama Senegal
Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia Costa Rica Sweden Tunisia Colombia
Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria Serbia Korea Republic England Japan

FIFA 2018 Match Fixtures

Teams Winners
Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Egypt vs Uruguay
Morocco vs Iran
Portugal vs Spain
France vs Australia
Argentina vs Iceland
Peru vs Denmark
Croatia vs Nigeria
Costa Rica vs Serbia
Germany vs Mexico
Brazil vs Switzerland
Sweden v Korea Republic
Belgium vs Panama
Tunisia vs England
Poland vs Senegal
Colombia vs Japan
Russia vs Egypt
Portugal vs Morocco
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
Iran vs Spain
France vs Peru
Denmark vs Australia
Argentina vs Croatia
Brazil vs Costa Rica
Nigeria vs Iceland
Serbia vs Switzerland
Belgium vs Tunisia
Germany vs Sweden
Korea Republic vs Mexico
England vs Panama
Japan vs Senegal
Poland vs Colombia
Uruguay vs Russia
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt
Spain vs Morocco
Iran vs Portugal
Denmark vs France
Australia vs Peru
Nigeria vs Argentina
Iceland vs Croatia
Korea Republic vs Germany
Mexico vs Sweden
Serbia vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Costa Rica
Japan vs Poland
Senegal vs Colombia
England vs Belgium
Panama vs Tunisia

FIFA 2018 Knockouts

Teams Winners
Match 49: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up
Match 50: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up
Match 51: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up
Match 50: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up
Match 52: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up
Match 53: Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up
Match 54: Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up
Match 55: Group winner vs. Group E runner-up
Match 56:Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up
Quarterfinal: Match 57 (Match 49 winner vs. Match 50 winner)
Quarterfinal: Match 58 (Match 53 winner vs. Match 54 winner)
Quarterfinal: Match 59 (Match 51 winner vs. Match 52 winner)
Quarterfinal: Match 60 (Match 55 winner vs. Match 66 winner)
Semifinal: Match 61 (Match 57 winner vs. Match 58 winner)
Semifinal: Match 62 (Match 59 winner vs. Match 60 winner)
Third-place match: Match 63 (Match 61 loser vs. Match 62 loser)
Final: Match 64 (Match 61 winner vs. Match 62 winner)

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