As the football craze is heating up, more and more national flags are now exhibited outside of balconies, pubs, as well as on top of vehicles to show support for national football teams. Although we are still experiencing sluggish economic conditions, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is definitely a welcomed distraction for us for the coming four to five weeks.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the largest sporting event in the world and millions of viewers will be watching the games. The World Cup takes place every four years and is hosted by a different country every time. The championship has been competed since 1930 apart for 1942 and 1946 when World War II broke out. Although the World Cup has been running for 80 years, it has always been won by only a handful of countries – Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, France and England. Hopefully, the 2018 World Cup will have different surprises for all of us.

Russia will be the proud nation host for the coming competition. This is without a doubt going to be the craziest month for many loyal football fans and many will not get much sleep because they are watching the matches in different time zones. It is even more difficult for those who are also working. We certainly hope their employers are watching it too!

As football unites us all, we would like to take the opportunity to provide the football fans with a list of how the phrase “FIFA World Cup” is written in different languages all over the world.

  • Afrikaans: Sokker-Wêreldbeker
  • Arabic: كأس العالم لكرة القدم
  • Bulgarian: Световно първенство по футбол
  • Catalan: Copa del Món de Futbol
  • Cantonese: FIFA世界盃
  • Chinese: FIFA 世界杯 (for short世界盃足球賽)
  • Czech: Mistrovství světa ve fotbale
  • Danish: Verdensmesterskabet i fodbold (for short: VM i fodbold)
  • Dutch: Wereldkampioenschap voetbal
  • Finnish: Jalkapallon maailmanmestaruuskilpailut
  • French: Coupe du monde de football
  • Galician: Copa do Mundo de Fútbol
  • German: Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft
  • Greek: Παγκόσμιο κύπελλο ποδοσφαίρου
  • Hebrew: גביע העולם בכדורגל
  • Hungarian: Labdarúgó-világbajnokság
  • Icelandic: Heimsmeistarakeppnin í knattspyrnu
  • Indonesian: Piala Dunia FIFA
  • Irish: Corn Sacair an Domhain
  • Italian: Campionato mondiale di calcio
  • Javanese language: Piala Donya FIFA
  • Japanese: FIFAワールドカップ
  • Korean: FIFA 월드컵
  • Lithuanian: FIFA Pasaulio taurė
  • Malay: Piala Dunia FIFA
  • Maltese: Tazza tad-Dinja tal-Futbol
  • Portuguese: Copa do Mundo FIFA
  • Romanian: Campionatul Mondial de Fotbal
  • Polish: Campionatul Mondial de Fotbal
  • Russian: Чемпионат мира по футболу (for short ЧМ)
  • Serbian: Светско првенство у фудбалу
  • Slovakian: Majstrovstvá sveta vo futbale
  • Slovenian: Svetovno prvenstvo v nogometu
  • Spanish: Copa Mundial de Fútbol
  • Swedish: Världsmästerskapet i fotboll
  • Turkish: FIFA Dünya Kupası
  • Ukrainian: Чемпіонат світу з футболу
  • Venetian: Canpionato mondiałe de bałon
  • Vietnamese: Giải vô địch bóng đá thế giới
  • Welsh: Cwpan y Byd Pêl-droed

The World Cup of Soccer is one sports event that is loved and watched by billions of fans throughout the world. The World Cup never ceases to entertain and excite viewers.