There is no surprise that the World Cup is the most viewed sporting event in the world. The tournament takes place every four years and the next one will be in Qatar. If you aren’t able to go to Qatar to watch the tournament, you can easily watch live football at home, given how popular it is. In this article, we will provide fun and interesting facts about the World Cup. See more: 7m
Fact #1: The 2022 World Cup will be the first time this tournament being held in Qatar.
Fact #2: The 2022 World Cup will also be the first time that the host nation-Qatar makes the World Cup debut.
Fact #3: There were 3.5 billion people in total watching the 2018 World Cup. That is nearly half of the world’s population. It is also a 9% increase on the amount of population watching live football in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Fact #4: Among 21 times that the World Cup has been played, Brazil is on the top as it holds five titles.The second are Italy and Germany as they both hold four titles.
The World Cup is the most viewed sporting event
Fact #5: The 2002 World Cup was the first time in the history of football that the tournament was held in two different countries: South Korea and Japan.
Fact #6: Roger Milla was the oldest goalscorer in the tournament. He was 42 when he scored a goal for Cameroon against Russia in 1994. See breaking news: kqbd
Fact #7: There is a rumor that India withdrew from the 1950 World Cup because they were not allowed to play barefoot.
Fact #8: The 2022 World Cup is the most compact tournament as all of the venues are within a 55 km radius of each other.
Fact #9: The Fisht Stadium in Sochi is also the one that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games.
Fact #10: The first World Cup in 1930 was the tournament that Uruguay was both the tournaments host and winner.
Fact #11: The World Cup trophy was stolen and went missing for 7 days in 1966 before the tournament started.
Fact #12: The longest distance between the host cities was over 1,500 miles (between Ekaterinburg and Kaliningrad) in the 2018 World Cup. It is about the same distance from Moscow to London, England.
Fact #13: The 2022 World Cup will be the first winter World Cup which will take place in November and December. The aim is to avoid the intense heat of the summer in Qatar.
Fact #14: At the 2018 World Cup, the average attendance per game was over 47,000 fans. The rest of the fans watched live football.
Fact #15: The highest scoring game was in 1954 when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5.
Fact #16: Among all the countries that have played in the World Cup, Indonesia has played only one match in 1938.
As we are all looking forward to the 2022 World Cup, these facts might be interesting. It will be best if you can enjoy the amazing atmosphere and the outstanding soccer in Qatar, but if you can’t afford, it will also be fun to watch live football at home. Do not miss any match!