It’s thought that around 3 billion people, nearly half the global population will tune in this summer to view the World Cup as its broadcast out of Russia this year. The 2018 World Cup makes history this year, as not only do the countries of both Iceland & Panama make their World Cup debut, but it also marks the first World Cup tournament in well over ten years to be held in Europe, with the last two being hosted by Brazil and South Africa, respectively. Russia decided to pull 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*. They invested in two new hotels, improved tram services and updated public transport. The locations of each of the 12 stadiums/arenas crosses over 1,800 miles from the coast of Kaliningrad close to the Baltic Sea, all the way to Ekaterinburg, found at the base of the Ural Mountains. The locations and their capacities can be found below.
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Each of the 32 competing nations will also 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/management 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 looking for the best World Cup 2018 odds or not, be sure to let us know what result you got on this awesome quiz and share it with your friends to see which of you gets top marks!