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Monday, June 20, 2011

FIFA World Cup Fun Facts

Hit by football world cup fever? Good! Let it hit some more with all these FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts which I have researched and compiled for you all.


FIFA World Cup is held every 4 years and unleashes a huge rush of adrenalin throughout its fans in every corner of the Earth. Scotland and England happened to be the inaugurating countries for the world's first international FIFA World Cup Fun Factsfootball match. It was held in Glasgow in 1872. With this tiny introduction, here are the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts you were waiting for. But before that, here are some general facts about the FIFA World Cup...

Interesting Facts About the World Cup

The first world cup took place in the year 1930 and is held every four years. However, due to World War II, the event was not held between 1942 and 1946.

Frenchman Lucien Laurent created history by scoring the first goal in the very first World Cup match held in Uruguay in 1930. However, one of the funny world cup facts here is that Lucien was adjudged to be the first scorer, only after the settlement of a dispute which vouched for American Bart McGee to be the first one. Read more on interesting facts about soccer.

What cannot be missed about the fun facts about FIFA World Cup is about the honor to receive the first red card. It was Chile’s Carlos Caszely in the year 1974.

FIFA World Cup fun facts would also remain incomplete without the mention about the youngest player to play in World Cup match. Only 17 years and 41 days old was the age of this little football player named Norman Whiteside. Here's more on history of soccer.

This one may not be one among the fun facts about the FIFA World Cup and may be too. The reason? Hungary is known to have a score of 27 goals in the World Cup of 1954. However, it lost to West Germany 3 – 2. Funny or unfortunate?

Roger Milla, from Cameroon is known to be oldest player to participate in a World Cup Match. This man was responsible to lead his country in the World Cup of Italy 1990. Know more on the history and timeline of soccer.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Fun Facts

Time for some more facts and figures to throw at you from the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts. Some facts may not sound funny or be funny, but they sure are informative. So grab whatever you can...

Starting off with the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts, the country bringing home the World Cup for the most number of times is none other than Brazil.

The announcement regarding South Africa to host the FIFA World Cup 2010, was made On 15 May 2004 by FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Know more on FIFA World Cup 2010 Standings: Day 1

One of the most interesting FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts is about the cut throat competition to make it to one of the 31 places. The number of teams which participated was a whopping number of 200 in total. As South Africa is the host, it automatically qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Read more on FIFA World Cup 2010 Standings: Day 2 and 3.

Here is another one among the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts you might like to know. It related to the cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, and Pretoria. These are the places which have been selected as venues for staging the World Cup matches. To add to these, there are 10 stadiums which have been organized in these places. Here's more onFIFA World Cup 2010 Standings: Day 4

Did you know by what name the South African National Team is known? It is 'Bafana Bafana'. In isiZulu, it means 'the boys, the boys'. Know more on FIFA World Cup 2010 Standings: Day 5

Some of you must be delighted to read this one in this piece of the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts, which confirms that the Vuvuzela will be blown in all the stadiums and fan parks.

To conclude this section on the FIFA World Cup 2010 fun facts, in case you were unaware, the world cup will be played between 11 June and 11 July 2010. And yes, as a closing note, the number of viewers which was estimated to have watched the 2006 final in Germany, was an unbelievable 715.1 million!