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Russia World Cup 2018 ‘Tit Bits’

botchway June 14, 2018

Do you know your World Cup ball?

Twenty designs and 32 versions from the first World Cup in 1930, Fifa has reverted to a modern classic for this summer’s tournament – the Telstar 18 ball.

How many players?

There are 736 players competing for the 32 teams in Russia.

Who is the first casualty at Russia?

Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui has sensationally been sacked on the eve of the World Cup after Spanish FA chiefs were left furious following his announcement as Real Madrid boss. Spain will now be guided by former Real Madrid star Fernando Hierro.

Premier League dominates?

Even with players such as Leroy Sane, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz left at home, the Premier League still supplied more players than any other.

There were 130 World Cup players registered to clubs from England’s top three leagues when the squads were announced.

VAR in Russia?

After a season of controversial moments, VAR is ready for the biggest stage of all. Russia world cup will be the first time VAR is applied at a world cup.

 

 

 

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