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