Will you be watching the 2018 World Cup?

It’s estimated that over 3 billion people, close to half the global population will tune in to watch the World Cup as its broadcast out of Russia this year. The 2018 World Cup makes history, as not only do the nations of both Iceland & Panama make their World Cup debut, but it also marks the first World Cup in well over a decade to be held in Europe, as the last two were hosted in Brazil and South Africa, respectively. Russia has pulled out all the stops for 2018’s event, as it was initially projected to cost around 20 billion dollars. This was eventually halved to 10 billion dollars, but that figure still marks a massive 0.6% of the entire populations GDP*. Covering over 1,800 miles from the coast of Kaliningrad near the Baltic Sea, all the way to Ekaterinburg, located at the base of the Ural mountains, 12 locations across the nation will host the 64 matches that comprise the 2018 World Cup, and will be utilizing 12 of their stadiums across the event, including –

 

Stadium

Capacity

Luzhniki Stadium

81,000

Krestovsky Stadium

68,134

Fisht Olympic Stadium

47,659

Volgograd Arena

45,568

Kazan Arena

45,379

Otkritie Arena

45,360

Rostov Arena

45,000

Cosmos Arena

44,918

Nizhny Novgorod

44,899

Mordovia Arena

44,442

Ekaterinburg Arena

35,696

Kaliningrad Stadium

35,212

 

 

The 32 competing nations will all have their own team bases across the country, and will stay from the beginning of the competition until they’re either knocked out or win the final. This allows the teams and their crew to settle into the new climate and surroundings, train, plan, and make sure they’re ready for the games.

 

There’s no doubt that football fans are known to be some of the most passionate fans in the world, so we decided to assemble this awesome little challenge to find out just how dedicated you guys are to the sport, and most importantly, to your team. All you have to do is answer the 10 simple yes or no questions to get your answer and find out if you’re really as passionate as you think! So whether you’re choosing to bet on the world cup or not, let us know what result you got on this awesome quiz and make sure to share it with your friends to see which of you gets top marks!

 

*Nominal GDP figures for 2018 taken from Wikipedia

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia

 

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