The 2018 World Cup has been dominated by the World Cup of Hockey, which saw Canada take on Japan and Germany take on Italy.
Here are some things you should know about the tournament and who you should be rooting for.
Canada vs. Italy: This is a clash of two teams from the same continent that just played a friendly.
But this year, it’s Canada vs Germany and it’s a toss-up as to who will win the final.
Canada’s goalie, Carey Price, has been fantastic.
His performance against Japan was a huge boost for the Canadian national team.
Germany’s goalie was replaced by Joachim Löw, who has struggled to get on the score sheet lately.
Sweden vs. Germany: This game is also a rematch of a friendly against Germany, but this time, it has been Sweden vs Germany.
This is also the final of the tournament between the two nations, which could be a tough one for both sides to overcome.
In the final, Germany dominated the opening 45 minutes, with goals from Stefan Langer, Julian Weigl, Alexander Wennberg and Jhonas Enroth.
Sweden had trouble scoring on their own in the second half, but scored two goals in the final 10 minutes.
Brazil vs. Japan: The final will be played in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but it will be the second time in six years that this tournament has been played in the country.
This year, Brazil has been the underdog and was hoping to repeat their 2015 World Cup victory.
They lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to Brazil in the semi-finals.
Germany vs. Brazil: The World Cup is the oldest of the four major sports in the world, and it was once played in Germany in the 1960s.
Brazil is a soccer nation with the world’s third-largest population and a huge football fan base.
Germany has been a big favorite to win the tournament since the late 1990s.
Germany won the World Cups in 1964 and 1970.
Russia vs. South Korea: This year’s finals will be a rematch between two nations that were in a major war during the Cold War.
The South Korean and Russian sides were originally scheduled to meet in the World Football Championships in 2019.
Russia won that event and won the Confederations Cup in 1950, but the two sides are still rivals.
Russia will host this year’s tournament, which is scheduled to start on June 5 in the Russian city of Rostov.
Japan vs. Russia: The second and final World Cup final will take place in Tokyo on June 6.
The tournament has already been delayed twice in the past because of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.
This time, the tournament will be delayed due to a power outage in Japan that caused delays for many events.
France vs. Australia: The tournament will begin on July 4 in France.
France won the first World Cup on home soil in 1958, but was knocked out in 1960, 1962, 1965 and 1968.
France will be hoping to regain its title in 2019 and will need to beat Australia in the last 16 of the World Championship.
Italy vs. Switzerland: This will be Italy’s first World Championship since 2010.
Italy’s only previous World Cup title was in 2006.
Italy has struggled in the tournament in recent years, but its fans are looking forward to this tournament.
This will also be the first time that Italy has hosted the World Championships in its entirety since 1998.
Argentina: This rivalry between Germany and Argentina dates back to the early 1900s, when both teams played each other in matches.
This one will be Argentina’s first appearance in the finals since 1994.
Argentina will need a late goal from the goal of Italy’s Jhon Asunción to win this game.
South Africa: This World Cup will be Brazil’s first in South Africa since 2014.
Brazil was once considered the favorite to host this tournament, but South Africa has been struggling in the sport of soccer lately.
This tournament could be an opportunity for Brazil to put the final stamp on its World Cup success.
Spain vs. Uruguay: This could be Spain’s last World Cup before they leave for Brazil, which will be their last before the 2019 World Cup in Russia.
Spain lost in the group stages to Italy in 2014 and will be looking to make it back to Brazil.
Spain’s goalkeeping duo, Jordi Alba and Joao Carlos Teixeira, are not considered world-class goalkeepers in this tournament as they have struggled with injuries.
USA vs. Argentina.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup featured the USA vs Argentina in the semifinals, and the USA lost to Argentina in a shootout in the semifinal.
Argentina beat the USA in the 2018 World Championship final.
Costa Rica: Russia has only played two World Cup matches in 2018,