FIFA World Cup is the most popular sport that is watched by a large number of people around the world. It is common to see thousands of people coming from the four corners of the earth just to watch the game-play and enjoy their time. Football is a very interesting and entertaining sport that requires the players to be full of energy because they should score a good number of goals within only 90 minutes. Here are some interesting facts about FIFA World Cup.
World Cup Interesting Facts
1. FIFA is a French acronym which stands for Federation Interantionale de Football Association.
2. In 1904, FIFA World Cup was established. Its headquarter was located at Zurich in Switzerland. It includes 112 member nations.
3. The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930. Uruguay also won the first FIFA World Cup. It won the match against Argentina by 4-2.
4. FIFA World Cup is held every four years in a different country. World Cup 2018 is hosted in Russia.
5. The country that hosts FIFA World Cup gets automatically qualified.
6. The main sponsors of FIFA World Cup are Qatar Airways, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Gazprom, Visa and Wanda Group.
7. The winning team gets $35 million given by the FIFA World Cup. All participating teams also get $8 million cheque each.
8. Almost 50% of world population watch FIFA World Cup.
9. Brazil has won the maximum titles. It has won World Cup five times, in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002.
10. In 1942 and 1946, the Championship was not held because of the Second World War, but it was resumed in 1950.
11. After being qualified in 1950, India had to withdraw because the players were not allowed to play barefoot.
12. The 2002 FIFA World Cup was hosted in two different countries: South Korea and Japan.