With the World Cup 2018 hosted by Russia being praised by the FIFA officials as the best World Cup ever, three billion football fans all over the world watched and kept tabs on their favorite teams, further proving that football is indeed a global event.
Now that the tournament has wrapped up, experts and analysts have already begun studying every aspect of the 2018 games. We learned a lot from this tournament: the host country did a splendid job managing and accommodating large throngs of tourists and sports fans, the controversial VAR technology was successfully implemented, there were outstanding marketing and promo campaigns, and we witnessed the stellar achievements of individual players who made the games so exciting.
In the end, we want the 2022 World Cup to be just as awesome, if not even better in terms of grandeur, inclusion, and spectacle.
The infographic below designed by BettingSites contains a quick review of the top 16 teams who were fighting for the trophy this year. It’s loaded with interesting facts and figures about each one of them, and it also contains information about some of the best individual players of the tournament and their performances.
You will find key stats and trivia on Uruguay, Russia, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Croatia, Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, Mexico, Belgium, England, Colombia, and Japan.
For example, did you know that France won all of its group stage matches only once before Russia? It was in 1998 when it hosted the Cup. Furthermore, forward Kylian Mbappe has had five shots at the goal in Russia, with all five going on target and three ending up as goals.
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar, November through December (instead of the usual May-July period) when the weather is milder. This will be the first ever World Cup to be held in the Arab world.
The 2026 edition will be hosted jointly by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.Updated Date: 10 December 2018, 08:29