2018 FIFA World Cup

Everything to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The most prestigious worldwide tournament in sports has arrived.

Back for the 21st year, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take the globe by storm this summer as 32 teams compete for their country.

From June 14 through July 15, soccer's top talent will head to Russia for a total of 64 matches at 12 different venues in 11 cities.

For those who may not know much about the sport or the competition, you're in luck. Here on this page you'll find everything you need, including:

- How teams get to compete

- What teams to root for

- Which players to watch for

And much more. You can finally learn why Americans call it soccer while the rest of the world calls it football, or learn about the tiny country of 334,000 that's breaking the record for smallest country to compete in the FIFA World Cup.

Whatever you need, it's all right here.

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