Football enthusiasts and fans, especially the players from all qualified teams are feeling the rush as the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia approaches. With just less than a month away from the opening, a lot of preparations are being made.
This year, 2018, will already be the 21St FIFA World cup. It is an international football tournament held every 4 years. It is participated by the men’s national teams of FIFA member associations.
The world cup gets more exciting as the different teams qualify for the tournament. There are 14 qualified teams from Europe, 3 from North, Central America and Caribbean, while Asia, Africa and South America, each has 5 qualified teams. Russia, being the host country is automatically qualified for the tournament.
As the opening of FIFA 2018 draws near, tickets are selling fast. The last-minute sales phase started last April 18 and will end on June 15. On the first 24 hours, over 160,000 tickets have been allocated to fans from Russia and fans from around the world.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will kick-off on June 14, 2018. On an opening day, Russia will be facing Saudi Arabia. The tournament will run for approximately a month and will end with the final match on July 15, 2018.
FIFA FAN FEST
Watching a sports match this huge and most-followed is always more fun and enjoyable when with fellow fans. Especially when you all come from different countries across the globe.
And what makes it even more exciting are the daily Fan Fest. While getting to watch all the matches live with thousands of fellow fans like you, you get to be entertained with different musical performances and cultural programs free of charge.
You get to watch all matches live via a giant screen equipped with excellent sound quality while also getting to enjoy free musical entertainment. Food and refreshments are also to be made available at fan fest destinations and locations.
The FIFA World Cup is always a well-attended tournament so Russia is to expect a high volume of tourists and excited fans to swarm the venues.
For events this enormous, security is one of the biggest concerns, considering that a lot of people will be traveling to Russia just for it. And most travelers are worried for their safety and security.
However, Russia guarantees the safety of all delegates, fans, players and everyone attending the event. Moreover, FIFA declared that it has complete trust in the security arrangement and the comprehensive security plan and concept that had been developed by the Russian authorities and the organizing committee.
Russian authorities do not deny the possibility of terrorist attacks or of attempts to compromise the security, but they are promising to ensure everyone’s safety in all 11 host cities for the international tournament, and in all activities in relation to 2018 FIFA World Cup.
But just like every other previous event such as this, football fans only hope for the best and look forward to enjoying all the matches and witness breathtakingly exciting and effort-worthy tournament that takes place quadrennial.