One of the world’s biggest sporting event in the world has almost arrived.
That’s right, we’re talking about the FIFA World Cup!
The eagerly anticipated football competition will have 32 teams competing for the biggest prize in world football.
When is the World Cup?
The competition will run for four weeks, from 14 June to 15 July.
Where is the World Cup?
The tournament is being held in Russia across 12 different stadiums and 11 different cities.
Which countries are going to be taking part?
From South America: Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia.
From Asia: Saudi Arabia,Iran, South Korea, Japan, Tunisia, Australia.
From Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal.
From North and Central America: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama.
From Europe: Russia, Portugal, Spain, France, Denmark, Iceland, Croatia, Switzerland, Serbia, Germany, Sweden, England, Poland, Belgium.
Who are favorites to win the competition?
This year Germany, Brazil, France, Spain and Argentina are among the favorites to win the golden prize - but can any of the remaining 27 teams cause an upset?
Germany are the reigning champions after beating Argentina in the final in 2014.
Who are the best players at the World Cup?
The tournament will be filled with some of the best football players on the planet - including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi, both of which are considered to be two of the greatest players of all time.
Other world-class players, such as Brazil’s Neymar and France’s Antoine Griezmann, are seen to be the two players heir to Ronaldo and Messi’s throne - but will either of these players lead their country to World Cup glory?
Oh, we couldn’t forget England’s very own goal machine, Harry Kane! The Spurs striker has scored over 44 goals for club and country this season - but can the 24-year-old bring his exceptional form to the biggest stage of all?
Who is the mascot?
Over one million Russian fans voted for Zabivaka to be the official Russian mascot.
His name means "the one who scores" in Russian and is meant to radiate, fun, charm and confidence.
The Wolf is named Zabivaka which is Russian for "the one who scores" and is meant to radiate fun, charm and confidence.
Laura Tobin recreates the World Cup trophy... out of custard!
Inspired by the video of the song "Three Lions" by Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds (released in 1996), Laura Tobin recreated the World Cup out of just custard and melon. Watch the clip below.