World Cup Facts 2018

  1. The World Cup in 2018 will mark the first time Russia has ever hosted this event.
  2. It is rumored that India withdrew from the 1950 tournament as they were not allowed to play barefoot.
  3. For the very first time since 1958, Italy will not be part of the FIFA World Cup.
  4. This World Cup will see the debuts of two new teams: Iceland and Panama.
  5. Zimbabwe was expelled by FIFA from qualifying in the World Cup Russia 2018 because they did not pay their coach.