With the 2018 FIFA World Cup due in June, fans across the globe – regardless of whether their country is a part of it or not, just can’t wait for their favourites to showcase their footballing skills in the field.
Either it be the shocking qualifiers that witnessed former champion Italy’s failure to secure a spot in the tournament for the first time in over half a century, or the series of online threats against the 2018 World Cup by the pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation, one thing that is not to be doubted is the eventfulness the tournament has already brought to the audiences globally.
While the tournament has been much anticipated for being the first world cup that is to be played in Europe since 2006, the security concerns following threatening posters released by the Islamic State (IS), have raised it to a new high. The disturbing posters were released on social media networks earlier this year in a bid to threaten football zealots planning to witness the biggest football show in Russia next year.
But while a little too much news is taking over the World Cup, failing to add more to the drama, the World Cup draws have been a rather big disappointment for many.