The Absolute Smartest Way To Attend World Cup 2018

As any real football fan knows, nothing beats actually being at a match, most especially a World Cup game. Being at the World Cup is being part of history, regardless of who we support.
The beautiful game puts on a global event every four years that brings the world to a standstill for over a month. Depending on where you are in the world, watching it in the middle of the night or trying to sneak watch it at work, nothing, absolutely nothing, comes close to actually being there watching the action live.

We wait four long years, anxious to see who qualifies, eager to see who doesn’t qualify, and then with fingers crossed to avoid tough groups that could send us home early, we wait for the group draws.

FIFA’s World Cup is a very big deal in anyone’s language.

For the fortunate fans who actually get to go to a World Cup, it is a major trophy trip and must-see, must-do footballing experience.

Even if your team does not lift the trophy, just being there live is easily a once in a lifetime experience for any football enthusiast.

This year Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the bun fight is on to snag match tickets. Especially for games in Moscow and St. Petersburg for the semi-finals and the final.

But I learned this week of a much easier, smarter way of attending the world’s most sought-after sporting event. And it’s not paying through the nose for secondary market seats.

The five-star airline, Qatar Airways, an official partner of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup, has just announced a diverse range of really outstanding, all-inclusive packages, and they really are inclusive. Packages start from $2945 USD and include flights, VIP transfers, hotels, visas, match tickets, and if you want to tour around while in Russia, some excellent, optional sightseeing tours. Not to mention it is seamless, easy planning and purchasing at the Qatar Airways’ Holiday website. You will completely avoid the scramble of sorting out flights, hotels, match tickets, and importantly, mucking about with visas on your own.

This really is one-stop, whip your credit card out and you’re done shopping, through one of the world’s top airlines. With access to tickets you probably cannot find anywhere else, including the coveted semi-finals and the final. For the nimble and the quick, it means crossing something major off their bucket lists.

These packages, which are able to be customized, were announced last week and are on sale through January 31, 2018, or until sold out. I suspect ‘sold out’ will occur well before the end of the sales period, these ticket inclusive packages will go like proverbial hotcakes. So, don’t hang on if you want an official, inclusive World Cup travel package through an official partner of World Cup. All packages are completely authorized and sanctioned by FIFA.

Go to http://www.qrfootballpackages.com,  grab your 2018 World Cup seats before someone else does. And go Three Lions, aka, England. But let’s face it, I’m not holding my breath, we have been doing that as a nation since 1966.

SOURCE: http://www.qrfootballpackages.comqatar holidays

 

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10 Interesting Facts About the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Russia 2018 world cup

 

1. Other than South Africa (2010), all hosts have reached the second round. In 30% of cases (6/20), they have been champions (the last was France in 1998).
2. Germany will hope to be the first national team to win back to back World Cups since Brazil in 1962. Only Brazil (5) have more titles than Germany (4).
3. Italy failed to qualify for the first time since 1958, being the only one of eight teams to have won the competition who won’t compete in Russia.
4. Peru, who competed in the first World Cup, will play in the competition for the first time since 1982, the longest absence of any side that will be in Russia.
5. Miroslav Klose, Pelé and Uwe Seeler have all scored in four World Cups; the only players who could reach this landmark in Russia are: Tim Cahill, Rafael Marquez, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Villa.
6. Germany were the only UEFA team to win all their qualifiers, and had the best goal difference (+39).
7. It will be the first World Cup for Roberto Martínez. He’s the first foreign coach to lead Belgium at a major competition since Doug Livingstone in Switzerland 1954.
8. Iceland are the country with the smallest population to ever compete at a World Cup, with 334,000 residents.
9. No African country has qualified as often as Nigeria since their debut in 1994. 2018 will be their sixth World Cup.
10. Holland haven’t qualified for the World Cup.

 

10 Interesting Facts About the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

 

Russia 2018 world cup

 

1. Other than South Africa (2010), all hosts have reached the second round. In 30% of cases (6/20), they have been champions (the last was France in 1998).
2. Germany will hope to be the first national team to win back to back World Cups since Brazil in 1962. Only Brazil (5) have more titles than Germany (4).
3. Italy failed to qualify for the first time since 1958, being the only one of eight teams to have won the competition who won’t compete in Russia.
4. Peru, who competed in the first World Cup, will play in the competition for the first time since 1982, the longest absence of any side that will be in Russia.
5. Miroslav Klose, Pelé and Uwe Seeler have all scored in four World Cups; the only players who could reach this landmark in Russia are: Tim Cahill, Rafael Marquez, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Villa.
6. Germany were the only UEFA team to win all their qualifiers, and had the best goal difference (+39)
7. It will be the first World Cup for Roberto Martínez. He’s the first foreign coach to lead Belgium at a major competition since Doug Livingstone in Switzerland 1954.
8. Iceland are the country with the smallest population to ever compete at a World Cup, with 334,000 residents.
9. No African country has qualified as often as Nigeria since their debut in 1994. 2018 will be their sixth World Cup.
10. Holland haven’t qualified for the World Cup.

 

Conversation between cousins Perreira & Santana before Santana joined Bafana Bafana

Perreira : dude stop sitting around and starving in Brazil, there’s a place in Africa with plenty of moola and the football association is a bunch of retards who will pay you whatever you want and believe whatever you say.

Santana: how much are we talking about?

Perreira: around R1.5 mil a month….

Santana: You lie….get out of here! I thought Africa was a third world continent?

Perreira: Yep thats what I thought too, but hey these guys are nut case, they are so gullible its not funny, and they think they are rich..

Santana: you getting me excited now, but how will I get my hands on those riches?

Perreira : mmmmmhhh….. how well do you know soccer cousin? because i was thinkin you can come take my place as a coach of their national team, i miss home now and I’ve had my share already..

Santana: I watch it every now and then.

Perreira: Ahhhh, thats enough.. we can even say you’ve coached a small local team before and I will recommend you cousin…

Santana: man we talking about a national team here, not just any local team!!

Perreira: Dont worry cousin leave all that to me, I told you thats a banana republic.

Santana: But dont you have a contract with them already?

Perreira : So what? I can always say my wife is sick and needs my support..

Santana: oh one last thing…. I just met this woman and I really like her, I just cant leave her..

Perreira: Can she speak English?

Santana: She watches Santa Babra and she said to me this morning “happy morning”

Perreira: Great!!! she can go to SA with you.. we’ll say she’s your interpreter, she can also earn some money from SAFA.

Santana: you kidding me… is this country soo bad?

Perreira: a circus I tell you…

Santana: what if I want to come back home before my contract expires?

Perreira: dont worry you will not stay there for long, no one ever does, the team loses all the time and the public blames the coach…

Santana: so these guys cant even play?

Perreira: come watch this video… you see this weakest link? “Eric Mathoho the gate way” he is the best defender in SA. should I say more?

Santana: hahahahaha… let me go do my visa and passport right away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A VERY MESSI SITUATION

 

MESSI MESSI

When it rains, it pours, Barcelona FC seems to be moving from one crisis to the next.  News of their prized asset Lionel Messi seemingly wanting to make a move away from the Camp Nou comes as a real shocker to the Catalan faithful.

Messi is deeply concerned about the current situation at the club. The Catalan outfit has in recent weeks been in the news for their lack of activity in the transfer market, to bolster the squad with quality players immediately after Neymar’ world record move to PSG.  The unsuccessful pursuit of Phillipe Coutinho is well documented after Liverpool rejected yet another bid of at least $141m.  Jürgen Klopp is not moving, he wants the Brazilian playmaker to be nuclear of Liverpool’s quest to push for the EPL title this season.

A 5-1 defeat by arch-rivals Real Madrid just made the situation even worse.  You can lose to any other team by not your closest enemies.

At one point Messi was on the verge to commit to long-term stay at Barcelona with a deal that would have made him the highest paid player on the planet, and news that he hasn’t signed on the dotted line has caused frenzy across Europe.

Pep Guardiola and Messi reunion seems imminent after both camps met to trash out a deal sometime last week.  The Argentine international made his bones under the guidance of Pep at Barcelona, and surely they had a great working relationship, that in its own would probably convince Messi to head straight to the Etihad. Let’s hope unlike Robinho, he doesn’t get lost in Manchester and end up on the wrong side of the city LOL.

As it stands with the current contract, Messi has a buy-out clause of about $354m, which Manchester City are gladly prepared to meet.  Over the past few weeks or so we have learned that every man has his own price and buyout clauses are not even worth the papers they’re written on.

Man City is in pole position to capture the most prized asset in world football, unless of cause another well to do club enter the fray. I am very certain that the men from Doha are watching any development with keen interest.  Of course, money is not a problem.  Imagine newspaper headlines: MESSI & NEYMAR REUNITE IN THE CITY OF LOVE.

Barcelona finds themselves in a difficult position, the absence of a new signed FOUR YEAR contract means Messi’s current contract expires at the end of this season and could walk for FREE. The whole contractual situation is now becoming a numbers game, and Barcelona have no more space to manoeuvre however they may be left with a couple of options a) Take the money and run, b) Allow the player to leave for FREE.

Losing a second key player in a space of weeks will ultimately put the club into situation critical. However, Barcelona will try everything in their power to hold onto this world class player who arrived at the club aged 13.

Mr Josep Bartomeu cut your losses take the money and run.

 

A VERY MESSI SITUATION

 

MESSI MESSI

As the saying go “When it rains, it pours”, Barcelona FC seems to be moving from one crisis to the next.  News of their prized asset Lionel Messi seemingly wanting to make a move away from the Camp Nou comes as a real shocker to the Catalan faithful.

Messi is deeply concerned about the current situation at the club. The Catalan outfit has in recent weeks been in the news for their lack of activity in the transfer market, to bolster the squad with quality players immediately after Neymar’ world record move to PSG.  The unsuccessful pursuit of Phillipe Coutinho is well documented after Liverpool rejected yet another bid of at least $141m.  Jürgen Klopp is not moving, he wants the Brazilian playmaker to be nuclear of Liverpool’s quest to push for the EPL title this season.

A 5-1 defeat by arch-rivals Real Madrid just made the situation even worse.  You can lose to any other team by not your closest enemies.

At one point Messi was on the verge to commit to long-term stay at Barcelona with a deal that would have made him the highest paid player on the planet, and news that he hasn’t signed on the dotted line has caused frenzy across Europe.

Pep Guardiola and Messi reunion seems imminent after both camps met to trash out a deal sometime last week.  The Argentine international made his bones under the guidance of Pep at Barcelona, and surely they had a great working relationship, that in its own would probably convince Messi to head straight to the Etihad. Let’s hope unlike Robinho, he doesn’t get lost in Manchester and end up on the wrong side of the city LOL.

As it stands with the current contract, Messi has a buy-out clause of about $354m, which Manchester City are gladly prepared to meet.  Over the past few weeks or so we have learned that every man has his own price and buyout clauses are not even worth the papers they’re written on.

Man City is in pole position to capture the most prized asset in world football, unless of cause another well to do club enter the fray. I am very certain that the men from Doha are watching any development with keen interest.  Of course, money is not a problem.  Imagine newspaper headlines: MESSI & NEYMAR REUNITE IN THE CITY OF LOVE.

Barcelona finds themselves in a difficult position, the absence of a new signed FOUR YEAR contract means Messi’s current contract expires at the end of this season and could walk for FREE. The whole contractual situation is now becoming a numbers game, and Barcelona have no more space to manoeuvre however they may be left with a couple of options a) Take the money and run, b) Allow the player to leave for FREE.

Losing a second key player in a space of weeks will ultimately put the club into situation critical. However, Barcelona will try everything in their power to hold onto this world class player who arrived at the club aged 13.

Mr Josep Bartomeu cut your losses take the money and run.

Hasta La Vista Catalonia…

Neymar

Personally I think Neymar’s move to PSG is as good as done.  Neymar has successfully managed to push through for this move to happen.  In recent time PSG bound Neymar nearly came to blows with Barca new kid Nelson Semedo during an off season training camp in Miami.  Some of the senior player like Mascherano quickly intervened to diffuse the bust up.

Unfortunately for the Catalan fans this fall out signalled their worst fears that Neymar is already at the exit door.  The chain of event will force Barcelona’s hand onto the negotiating table with the French club; however it will not be an easy dialogue.

Barcelona’s higher echelons are surely happy to release him in order to stabilize the dressing room. They can’t afford to keep a player whose playing ambitions firmly lie elsewhere.

PSG backed by Qatar based QSI are prepared to activate a whopping $258m buyout clause, however the transaction might fall on the wrong side of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.  FFP dictates that PSG must receive a certain amount in transfers’ equivalent to what they willing to spend on Neymar’s potential world record move.  A possible trading on exchange of players both directions maybe looked at as another option, alternatively Neymar can himself pay Barcelona the buy-out clause, bypassing FFP regulations…….Well he wouldn’t be out of pocket for long, as QSI have lined up a mouth-watering $70m contract for him to be an official ambassador of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

The story reminds me of one Mohammed Bin Hammam once said, “ I cannot disappoint the royal highness Emir Of Qatar, what the Emir wants, he will definitely gets”…. Indeed that’s absolutely true, the Emir wanted the tiny oil rich country to host the biggest football tournament (World Cup),  despite objections from various corners of the globe around having the competition in Qatar, due to various issues including amongst others very high hot temperature in summer periods, and of cause its tainted record on human rights violation and abuse.  Qatar still got the nod to be host of the 2022 World cup tournament.

Now the Emir wants Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr……….31st August is a long time, until then every second matter…..tick tock tick tock…..