Soccer fans from around the globe have been waiting four years for the sport’s premier event.

The wait is over: The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here.

Thirty-two soccer teams from all over the globe have gathered in Russia for the world’s most popular sports tournament. American soccer fans won’t see Team USA in this year’s competition—and Acorn All-Stars are bummed Israel and Ecuador aren’t in the dance. Germany won the big enchilada in 2014.

Jonathan Andrade spoke with local so...

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