The 2018 Multicultural World Cup
The 21st edition kicks off in June for the 32 countries who are playing to win football’s greatest international prize.
Some of the world’s most renowned teams will be competing for the trophy, but there are also underdogs and even debutants in this year’s tournament. All of these countries will be aiming to lift the trophy in Moscow on 15th July.
The players may be representing one flag, but a closer look into their history reveals a deeper multiculturality to the 2018 Tournament.
The Tournament is not only showcasing the world’s most talented and skilled players in Russia’s stadiums this June, but also the blurred lines between nations’ borders. 32 countries will compete this summer, but many more will be represented through migration and ancestry. Find out which players are representing their country while sharing a history with another. You can filter the map by team, origin, age and group, or a combination of these, to discover just how multicultural the 2018 Tournament is.Explore The Map
The origin of players can be broken down into three categories:
All players selected for this country are representing their nation of birth and have no other roots.