The FIFA World Cup, better known as the Football World Cup, consists of members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association and is contested by men’s national teams. The World Cup is one of the most watched sporting events ever and draws in thousands of live spectators and millions of viewers. The 2006 World Cup alone attracted an estimated audience of 715.1 million people, making the World Cup the most watched sporting event in 2006.
The very first competition took place back in 1930 and has been held almost every years since, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, due to World War II. The competition now consists of 32 teams, who travel to several sporting venues throughout the hosting nation, all in search of the same thing, the World Cup Finals.
The 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil, and is expected to pull in some high audience numbers of its own. This will be the 20th World Cup held, which will take place in June and July of that year. Brazil is among only 4 other countries to host the World Cup more than once and is also the first World Cup to be held in South America since 1978.
The bidding process for who will host the 2018 World Cup began back in January of 2009 but the results will not be announced until December of 2010. Interested parties had until February of 2009 to register, leaving quite a long time for parties to find out the results on who will host the 2018 World Cup.
Online sportsbooks know what kind of attention the World Cup event draws, so they are offering online bettors the chance to get in on the action a little early through entertainment betting lines offered at some of the most trusted online sportsbooks around. Bettors can place a wager on which country they think will be awarded the honor of hosting the 2018 World Cup.
Who will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
Spain and Portugal +225
Belgium and Holland +1000