10 Quick Facts about the World Cup

Posted June 9, 2014 | No Comments.


10 Quick Facts about the World Cup

As the World Cup draws closer we wanted to offer some interesting facts for you to share with friends while you watch!

1.Brazil has made the most consecutive World Cups, appearing in all 19 tournaments.

2.Only eight nations have won the World Cup; Brazil, Italy, West Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France and Spain.

3.Brazil holds the record for most World Cup titles, with five. Runner-up Italy has won four.

4.No country has won the World Cup three times consecutively; Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962) have both won back-to back championships.

5.The highest scoring game in World Cup history was in 1954, when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5.

6.Russia’s Oleg Slanko holds the record for most individual goals in a single match, netting five goals against Cameroon in 1994.

7.Brazil and Germany are tied for most World Cup games played, at 92 a piece.

8. 203 countries attempted to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

9.The first World Cup in 1930 consisted of 18 matches. The 2014 tournament will feature 64 matches played over four weeks.

10.Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history on July 13, 1930.

 

 

 



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