Facts About World Cup

14 Awesome Facts About FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup is the most popular sporting event that is hosted every 4 years by different nation except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. Russia has hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup for first time. Most of our viewers are FIFA lovers including us.

Today, at FactWish, we bring out some astonishing and exciting facts about World Cups that will ignite the soccer spirit inside you. So, here we go.

1. In 2014, FIFA World Cup was seen by 46% (3.2 Billion) of World’s population united together.

In 2014 3.2 million people join the World Cup

2. The first World Cup tournament was inaugurated in 1930. Since then, it is hosted every 4 years by different countries (except for 1942 and 1946).

World Cup first in 1930

3. FIFA pays the winner team a staggering amount of $35 million dollars. The runner up team gets $25 million dollars.

World Cup winner gets $25 million dollars

4. Brazil has won the maximum titles with 5 wins in World Cups ranging from 1958 to 2002, followed by Italy and Germany with 4 titles each.

Brazil has won the maximum titles in World Cup

5. The most goals scored by a team in matches is Hungary. In 1982, Hungary made 10 goals to beat El Salvador to maintain 10:1 ratio.

The most goals scored by a team in matches is Hungary

6. The fastest goal record goes to Turkey’s Hakan Sukur who scored a perfect goal in just 11 seconds in 2002 World Cup by defeating South Korea 3:2 match.

The fastest goal record goes to Turkey’s Hakan Sukur in World Cup 2002

7. Miroslav Klose, a retired striker of Germany holds the highest number for goals, who in 24 games over four tournaments (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) scored a total of 16 goals.

Miroslav Klose scored 16 goals in 24 games

8. Brazilian player Ronaldo holds the second record who scored 15 impacting goals in just 19 games over four tournaments (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).

Ronaldo scored 15 goals in 19 games of World Cup

9. The biggest ever win in World Cup Qualifying round was between American Samoa and Australia. Australians won by 31:0 in 2001.

Australia beat American Samoa badly in 2001

10. French Team has won the World Cup for second time in 2018, after its first winning of 1998.

French won 2018 World Cup

11. Brazil is the only team which has continuously participated in all World Cup editions.

Brazil participated in all World cups

12. Germany is the only team which has lost maximum number of matches after reaching in the finals.

Germany has lost maximum number of matches in finals of World Cup

13. Indonesia is the only country which has played in World Cup (of 1938) with just 1 time, out of all participating countries.

Indonesia played only once in World Cup in 1938

14. Every country which has hosted World Cup has seen a baby boom in its population. Germany saw a record breaking boom of 10% increment in its population when it hosted World Cup 2006.

World Cup hosting country sees a population growth

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