FIFA World Cup 2018

May 4 2018     /     , , , , , , , ,

Well, the Olympics are over and now it’s time to learn about another major, international sporting event coming up on June 14 – the 2018  men’s FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia! We are learning all about it with the PLAYMOBIL® Take Along 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Arena.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place at cities in Russia from June 14 through July 15. Teams will compete at 12 stadiums in 11 different cities:

  • MOSCOW
  • EKATERINBURG
  • ST. PETERSBURG
  • SOCHI
  • KAZAN
  • SARANSK
  • KALININGRAD
  • SAMARA
  • ROSTOV-ON-DON
  • NIZHNY NOVGOROD
  • VOLGOGRAD

Fun Facts:

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow can hold around 80,000 spectators.

Iceland and Panama will be competing in its first-ever World Cup.

Peru will return to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s national team won’t compete in the World Cup.

The World Cup comes four years after Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Viewers can catch all 64 matches of the 2018 World Cup live on FOX Sports.

More than 1.69 million tickets have already been purchased since September 2017.

The German men’s national team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in a thrilling 1-0 victory against Argentina.

What better way to teach the kids about the FIFA World cup then with the  PLAYMOBIL® Take Along 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Arena!

Assembly was very simple for this set! The back cardboard has press-out a score board and a practice goal board that just fold together. The case opens up into a large felt covered soccer field. The kids love the feel of it and there’s room for a few kids to play together!

All you need to do is take off the bottom piece and handle and the two large sides just click together. The walls have hollow spots where the case closes together – that are the perfect size to hold the soccer balls that come with the set so they aren’t easily lost when playing.

This set comes with 4 players that are easily assembled, 4 balls and a FIFA World Cup Trophy. The two players can be moved easily with just one hand and by pulling back and releasing the trigger to make the player’s leg can kick the ball and the player can kick the ball high or low depending on where he is positioned.

There are 2 goalies that connect to guide rods, and can be moved left and right, and turn from side to side to save the goal!

PLAYMOBIL also has players from different countries that can join the game, and they’re only $7.99 so you can add a few of your favourites! They come with a ball and a practice goal for shooting on and you can add the players name and number to their jersey!

Mexico and Argentina are joining our game!

Mexico have qualified for their 16th World Cup; only Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina have qualified for more.

Argentina finished third in the CONMEBOL standings for Russia 2018 qualifying, reaching the tournament on the final matchday with a 3-1 win in Ecuador.

A 5 year old can easy set up this soccer field and put it back to a case. The best part is that it folds right back to a case when you’re done playing with it so you can store it easy or bring it to a friends house to play!

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