FIFA World Cup 2018 continues to entertain football lovers all over the World. Portugal and Spain somehow managed to record their first victories in the tournament. Uruguay has joined Russia in the knockout stage after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0. Morocco and Egypt will play their final game for pride because their bags are on their way to the airport. Today, Lionel Messi will try to beat Croatia, Pogba will try to score a real goal against Peru and Denmark will entertain Australia in the early kickoff. Soccer without fans is pointless and boring. This is why we want to look at six nations creating the buzz in Russia by fans numbers so far. The host nation is not included because they lead by virtue of hosting the tournament. The stats main focus is increased flight bookings from 14th June to the final day on 15th July.
6. Mexico- 4.8% Fans Share
Mexico fans expected to do well in Russia 2018 World Cup but they did not dream of a win in their opening match against World Champions Germany. The Central Americans fans and their famous hats could be seen jumping up and down after the final whistle against the Europeans. Chicharito will be happy to hear 4.8% of all the fans who have arrived in Russia already come from his country.
5. South Korea- 5.1% Fans Share
South Korea decided to do everything in total secrecy ahead of their World Cup opening clash against Sweden. However, a poor challenge led to a penalty that gave the Scandinavians all three points. On Saturday, the Asian side must try to entertain their 5.1% fans share in Russia with a positive victory against Mexico.
4. Argentina- 5.6% Fans Share
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Lionel Messi and his colleagues failed to break a resolute Iceland backline in their opening World Cup match. The five times World Player of the year missed a penalty too in the game. The Barcelona star had 11 shots on target but could not convert a single one of them. Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet but the talented side was forced to settle for a draw. They must beat Croatia in their second Group match today to give the 5.6 % fans who have traveled hope.