FIFA World Cup 2018

What is FIFA World Cup?

FIFA means Fédération Internationale de Football Association. This is a game that is played by only male teams that are members of FIFA.

FIFA World Cup 2018 will be the 21st World cup to be held. It is a game that is contested by male member of teams that are of the FIFA Federation.The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to take place in Russia, this is after the country was awarded the hosting rights in 2010 December.

The last FIFA World Cup to be held in Europe was back in 2006 in Germany. The game involves thirty two national teams from the start. Thirty one of them being determined through qualifying competitions and rest being the host teams that automatically qualified .

Twenty of the teams including defending champions Germany will be making back to back appearances while Panama and Iceland will be making their first appearance at a FIFA World Cup.

Viewing of the world cup trophy
FIFA World Cup Trophy

The matches will be played in twelve stadiums  in eleven different cities around Russia but the final game will take place in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15th of July 2018.

 World Cup Trophy in Kenya

 The  trophy has finally arrived in Kenya. It arrived with some FIFA officials on 26/02/2018 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  The trophy will be in the country for a  two day tour. Funs will be allowed  to take photos with it.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the event.the trophy will be in the country for the third time since its first time in 2009.

The tour targets fifty one  countries and ninety one cities. the tour is a partnership between FIFA and Coca Cola. The tour is always flagged off by players who have won the world cup in their football career.

FIFA World Cup Trophy tour by Coca Cola
FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour

 

 

 

The Return of English Premier League

English premier League  returned last weekend with many games on the table. It returned after take break for the F.A cup. During the break the most talked about person was Mark Hughes of Stoke City who was sacked because of his poor lack of form for the team has lost eight consecutive matches.

After the return of the English Premier League, one of the most anticipated game was the Liverpool versus Manchester City.The game was played in Anfield which was Manchester’s least favorite. In history they just have won one game in this stadium and lost fourteen games there. The Premier league game between Liverpool and Manchester city did not turn out well for Man city as the were beaten for the first time in the premier League by four goals to three.

The match by halftime was 1-1. Manchester’s lead at the top is 155 points which could have been cut short if Manchester United had won their game on Monday and Liverpool move to third place.

The Premier League returned with Everton facing Totenham at Webley stadium. The Everton giants were given a thorough beating by Totenham  at their own home which was a 4-0 win. Son scored the first goal by the twenty sixth minute and the fourth goal was scored b Christian Erikseny on the eighty one minute

premier league everton and tottenham
tottenham vs everton

The other major premier League game  was between Chelsea vs  Leicester City. Chelsea was unable to beat the Leicester team. The team has now recorded a third consecutive 0-0 draw in all competitions.

Leicester had the chance of scoring more goals at the first half with twelve shots on target. despite them having the main advantage Chelsea’s player Hazard was taken off with a yellow card after fouling Victor Moses.

premier league chelsea and leicester game
CHELSEA vs. LEICESTER CITY

The free kick from Marcos Alonzo was the closest the came to scoring which was palmed away by SchMeichel. the premier League is still on play with more interesting teams coming up against each other.

 

Basketball News and Signing

NBA players signing

Lebron James is considering signing with the Warriors during the off season. Currently he is hitting off season as a free agent for the Cavaliers and he said that he should not be asked about the team or other teams because it will be unfair for his team mates. unless the teams they are either playing with or games they had the previous night as he is concentrating on getting the team back to number four.

Boston Celtics have signed Greg Monroe for a $5 deal. He had considered signing with other teams but they did not offer as much as Celtics. The Pelicans wanted him but offered 2.2 $ but with more play time as the starting center.

Malcolm Brogdon on Tuesday game at Minnesota during their second quarter play got a torn tendon .The injury will keep him o game for about 6-8 weeks. This season he has participated in about 46 games. He is the reigning NBA rookie of the year.