It will be the first time ever that Russia will be hosting this event.
The 2018 World Cup will be Russia’s 11th World Cup appearance.
3.2 billion people (almost half of the world’s population) tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup.
Brazil hods the most titles with 5 followed by Italy and Germany close behind with four each.
The 2002 World Cup was held in two different countries: South Korea and Japan.This was the 1st time in the history of soccer.
The oldest goal scorer in the World Cup was Roger Milla, who was 42 in 1994 when he scored a goal for Cameroon against Russia.
The first World Cup was played in 1930. Uruguay was both the tournament host and winner that year.
The World Cup trophy went missing for 7 days in 1966, when it was stolen just prior to the tournament.
The average attendance per game at the 2014 World Cup was over 53,000 fans!
Indonesia has played the least number of matches – just one in 1938.
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  • Credit Suisse: Headquarters are located in Switzerland.
  • Goldman Sachs: Headquarter in New York.
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  • This would be the first time in the history of FIFA World Cup that Russia would play host, from June 14 to July 15, 2018.
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright:Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 completed
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  • Berlin Zoo, Germany=The Berlin Zoo and its associated aquarium houses over 17,000 individual animals.
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  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research and museum complex, with 19 museums and galleries
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  • The Kaaba (Masjid al-Haram) is a cuboid-shaped building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam, oldest and top the most Famous monuments.
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  • World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
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  • 1. Dangal (2016) – ₹1961 crore
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  • The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.
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  • The masterpiece of construction, Hagia Sophia is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque.
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  • World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day.
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  • Machu Pichhu is ranked on 5th from the top ten wonders of the world.
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  • The Petra jordan was ranked 2nd in the top 10 wonders of the world.
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  • After World War I, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces. It was under the Treaty of Versailles.
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  • The radio has been the first device to allow for mass communication. It has enabled information to be transferred far and wide, nationally & internationally.
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  • The liger, however made up it sounds, is a real (and cute) animal created by a lion and a tiger mating.
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  • The T1100 was a laptop manufactured by Toshiba in 1985,
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ankit Ankit Yadav  visibility1561  access_alarms1 y 
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  • A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
  • The Cristo Redentors listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
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  • The great wall of china was ranked first in 10 wonders of the world.
  • Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China was constructed 7th century BC.
  • It is a series of fortification built to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian.
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  • The parliament of Iceland, established in 930, is the oldest active parliament in the world.
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  • World environment day is also known as the Eco Day or short form WED.
  • World environment day 2017 will be celebrated by the people all across the world on 5th of June, at Monday.
  • World Environment Day has been celebrated as an annual event since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy human lives.
krutika Krutika Zala  visibility1459  access_alarms1 y 
  • 1. India has never lost to Pakistan in any world cup ODI match.
  • 2. Sourav Ganguly has scored a record three centuries in a single World Cup tournament.
  • 3. Sachin Tendulkar has made more scores over fifty, hit more centuries and scored more runs than any other cricketer in World Cup history.
krutika Krutika Zala  visibility1430  access_alarms1 y 
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  • World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May of every year.
  • World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.
  • The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood & friendship
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  • World water day is an annual event celebrated on 22nd March of every year.
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  • The event also focuses on sustainable management of freshwater resources.
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  • A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes
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  • The 2nd greatest sport events after Olympics is FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup.
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