World Cup fever is well and truly here with thousands of fans heading down to fan zones dotted around Dubai.
The tournament in Russia has already had a plethora of talking points, largely thanks to the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. The technology has helped the tournament reach no less than ten penalties already in the competition, with four penalties being given as an immediate result of the new system.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s been in blistering form scoring four goals for Portugal in their opening two games. Favourites Brazil were held to a point against Switzerland while Germany slumped to an unexpected 0-1 defeat against unfancied Mexico in their opening fixture. Also in Group F, Sweden won their opening game with a 1-0 victory over South Korea, with a VAR-assisted penalty decision. Referee Joel Aguilar had initially dismissed Swedish pleas for the second-half spot-kick, but VAR came into play, and after reviewing Kim Minwoo’s tackle on Viktor Claesson the referee deemed it was a foul. Captain Andreas Granqvist calmly converted the penalty to earn his team valuable three points. Manager Janne Andersson now leads his men into Saturday’s match with Germany, where victory for Sweden would see them progress into the knockout stages.
Sport360 is hosting an exclusive event in association with Volvo, at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. 60 VIP guests are being invited to watch the Germany vs Sweden match in QD’s World Cup fan zone on Saturday 23rd June, which also features Volvo XC90 & XC60 car displays. The cars will be on display from 22nd – 29th June, giving fans the chance to win the XC90 Volvo for a week with a social media competition. Guests can take a selfie with the car displays and upload it to social media, tagging the image with ‘Trading Enterprises Volvo’ on Facebook or @Tradingenterprises on Instagram.
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