I created an audio lesson here for the last Mundial (World Cup) 4 years ago.
Qué rápido pasa el tiempo; (Literally, “how quickly time passes”, but it’s just like saying in English “how time flies.”)
Por supuesto el fútbol es tan popular como siempre.
Of course the football is as popular as ever (always).
In my opinion 3 Spanish-speaking countries are in with a good chance of winning el Mundial, Spain, Argentina and Colombia.
So, for the next month you’ll have no trouble starting a Spanish conversation on this subject.
Here’s the World Cup audio lesson: