Mind Blowing Facts about the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Half the 2014 FIFA World Cup has already gone by and if you are following the Football fervor then you need to know these facts!

  • An average of 3 goals per match is being scored
  • There is a 20% chance that at least 1 Red Card will be shown in every match
  • The ball is being passed an average of 386 times in every match
  • The Netherlands is the highest goal-scorer and has scored 10 Goals so far

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The Netherlands Team

  • The Brazilian and German football teams have made it to the Finals 7 times
  • The fastest goal in a FIFA match was scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey against South Korea in the 11th second of a match in the 2002 FIFA World Cup

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Hakan Sukar

  • This is the first time that two consecutive World Cups are not taking place in a European country
  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the most expensive FIFA event to date
  • Even though Pitbull and J-Lo sang the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song, Shakira (la la la) and Ricky Martin (Vida) also recorded songs for the event

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Official cover for Shakira’s “Dare (La La La)”

  • Germany built its own Hotel and Training Center in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • The most expensive player in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Lionel Messi who is worth 139.6 million Euros

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  • The winning team will win $35 Million while the runner-up will win $25 Million
  • The highest paid Coach in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Russian Coach Fabio Capello making $11,235,210 a year

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