Facts and stats about FIFA world cups

When was the first FIFA world cup played?

 First FIFA world cup was played on 13 July 1930. Uruguay hosted the first FIFA world cup, from 13  to 30 July 1930. In the whole tournament, total 18 matches were played, 70 goals were scored with a total of 590,549 spectators.

 

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Which country won the First FIFA world cup?

Uruguay won the first FIFA world cup. In the historic final match played between Uruguay and Argentina, Uruguay defeated Argentina by 4-2 and became the first nation to win the FIFA world cup title.

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First Top Scorer

Guillermo Stábile of Argentina was the top scorer in the 1930 world cup, with total 8 goals scored.

Who made the first ever goal in FIFA world cup?

Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal ever in a World Cup in 1930.

 

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Luis Monti Juventus is the only player to have represented different countries in different World Cups. He played for Argentina in 1930 and Italy in 1934.

Pele of Brazil is the only player who has won three World Cups in the year 1958, 1962, and 1970 and is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.

 

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Which was the most undisciplined game ever played in the world cup?

The most undisciplined game ever played was between Netherlands and Portugal, in a 2006 world cup, round of 16 matches. A total number of 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards were given out to the players.

 

 

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Which country won the most FIFA world cup?

Brazil has won FIFA world cup 5 times in the year 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002, hence is regarded as the most successful team in the FIFA world cup.

Which is the only national team played all the FIFA world cup editions?

Brazil is the only national team which has played all the FIFA world cup edition without any absence.

The only national team to have won the world in four different Continent is Brazil, once in Europe (1958 Sweden), once in South America (1962 Chile), twice in North America (1970 Mexico and 1994 United States) and once in Asia (2002 Korea/Japan).

Which player holds the record of scoring maximum goals in FIFA world cup?

Miroslav Klose of Germany scored a record of total 16 goals across 4 FIFA world cups

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

FIFA trophy

The FIFA winner's trophy is 14.2" (36 cm) in height, 13.6 lb (6.175 kg) in weight, and is made up of 18-carat gold.

The country who wins gets to keep the real world cup till the next tournament, and gets to keep a gold-plated replica permanently

 

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Most goals !

Brazil has also scored the most goals at all World Cup games put together 224 in all.

FIFA Womens World cup

The first FIFA Women's World Cup was held in China in 1991 and was won by United States.

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Which player holds the record of playing in the most FIFA world cup?

Antonio Carbajal (1950–1966) of and Rafael Márquez (2002-2018) of Mexico and Lothar Matthäus(1982–1998) of Germany all played in five FIFA world cups.

Matthäus of Germany has played the most World Cup matches overall, with 25 appearances.

 

In which FIFA world cup edition most goals were scored?

Most goals in a single world cup are 171.  This happened in the 1998 edition in France.

Which country never ended in first place in spite of frequently appearing for finals?

 

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The Netherlands could be the unluckiest team to have never won the World Cup in spite of frequently qualifying for the final, with 3 runner-up finishes and once placed fourth.

Which edition of FIFA world cup gets the highest number of spectators?

The best attendance figure ever recorded was in the 1994 world cup Hosted in USA. In an average, about 68991 attendance was recorded for every match.

 

Which Country scored the most goals in a single match?

The most goals by a team were scored by Hungary, when, in 1982, they defeated El Salvador by 10 – 1.

The most goals in total in a game are 12 when Austria defeated Switzerland 7 - 5 in the 1954 quarter-final.

Fun Facts

 

Football is the most loved and popular sport in the world, there are more nations with football teams than for any other sports in the world. The United Nations has 193 countries as members, but FIFA has 211 countries registered, and ICC for cricket has 104 members out which only 12 members are fully established.

Faryd Mondragon age 43 years old, a Colombian goalkeeper is the oldest player to appear in a game at the FIFA World Cup.

 

2006- Italy win the world cup

2010- Italy knocked out in the groups

2010- Spain win the world cup

2014- Spain knocked out in the groups

2014- Germany win the World Cup

2018- Germany knocked out in the group.

 

Octopus Paul gained worldwide attention for predicting winners correctly. He also correctly chose Spain as the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final.

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