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World Cup 2018

  • It will be the first time ever that Russia will be hosting this event.
  • The 2018 World Cup will be Russia’s 11th World Cup appearance.
  • 3.2 billion people (almost half of the world’s population) tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup.
  • Brazil hods the most titles with 5 followed by Italy and Germany close behind with four each.
  • The 2002 World Cup was held in two different countries: South Korea and Japan.This was the 1st time in the history of soccer.
  • The oldest goal scorer in the World Cup was Roger Milla, who was 42 in 1994 when he scored a goal for Cameroon against Russia.
  • The first World Cup was played in 1930. Uruguay was both the tournament host and winner that year.
  • The World Cup trophy went missing for 7 days in 1966, when it was stolen just prior to the tournament.
  • The average attendance per game at the 2014 World Cup was over 53,000 fans!
  • Indonesia has played the least number of matches – just one in 1938.
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