Have you ever wondered how much is the population of teams qualified for the semifinal round of 2018 FIFA World Cup? Is this the best Football World Cup ever? Well, it may be not the best, but it is one of the bests. Small nations ruled this tournament with the likes to debutants Iceland, a country with total population under 350,000. Whoa! We have made a list of semifinal teams by their total population. Check it out.
2018 World Cup Semifinal Nations By Population
England: 66 million
The three Lions are two wins away from ending the 52 years of World Cup drought. Team head coach Gareth Southgate is today’s trending hero in England who has huge role behind the success of England. England qualified for the semifinal of FIFA World Cup for the first time in 28 years. About 66 million people have started believing that it’s coming home.
France: 65 million
France is the second biggest nation in this list in terms of population. The one time World Champions France were one of the favourites of the tournament right from the start. They found it difficult in scoring goals during the group stage games, but extracted their best in the Knock-out games.
Belgium: 11.5 million
The red devils have not won the World Cup and this is their best chance to give what 11.5 million people have waited for so long. Belgium and England are the only two teams from one group qualified for the semifinals. They are currently 3rd ranked team who won against the five times World Champions in the quarterfinal round.
Croatia: 4.2 million
Did anyone of you thought Croatia will be the semifinalists? The golden generation of Croatia is on the way of doing impossible. With population of under 5 million, Croatia still managed to give some extremely talented footballers to the modern Football. The Blazers were dominant in the group stage scored most goals and did not concede.
Semifinals will be played on 10 and 11 July 2018 at the Saint Petersburg and Luzhniki Stadium. The final is scheduled to be held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 15 July.
So who are your favourites in the semifinals?