Tue. Jul 17th, 2018
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Did You Know | World Cup Facts to Blow Your Mind

Why are we talking about World Cup Facts?! The World Cup 2018 starts tomorrow, June 14th, and people are going crazy! You probably know that the World Cup only happens every four years, which leaves lots of time to build hype around the event. However, we bet there are a lot of things you DIDN’T know about the World Cup and that’s what we’re here for. Here are some of the best facts about the World Cup:

  • The 2018 World Cup is the first time Russia has ever hosted the event.

  • The highest average of goals per game was 5.4 in 1954. Switzerland hosted that year.

  • Almost 50% of the World’s population watched the World Cup.

  • The first World Cup was played in 1930. Uruguay was the host and winner of the tournament that year.

  • Birth rates actually INCREASE in host countries after the World Cup. Germany saw more than a 10% increase after hosting in 2006.

  • The most number of draws in World Cup history is 21, the record is held by the Italians!

  • Mexico has experienced the most defeat in the World Cup.

  • A Russian player, Oleg Salenko, holds the record for most goals ever scored by one player in a World Cup match. He scored 5 goals in one match.

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  • Unlike the Olympics, the stadiums are actually spread throughout the host country and can be thousands of miles apart.

  • The most expensive World Cup ever was in 2014, it was hosted by Brazil.

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