Top 10 Facts about FIFA World Cup

Facts about FIFA World Cup tell us about the prominent international football competition in the world. People often call it World Cup. The governing body of this event was FIFA or Federation Internationale de Football Association. The participants of World Cup are the senior men from the national teams who become the members of FIFA. Let us get other interesting facts about FIFA World Cup below:

Facts about FIFA World Cup 1:  the event

The event is held every four years. In 1930, the inaugural tournament of World Cup took place. Due to the World War 2, the events of World Cup in 1942 and 1946 were not conducted.

FIFA World Cup Player

FIFA World Cup Player

Facts about FIFA World Cup 2: the recent winner

During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Germany became the recent champion. It was the fourth title of the country.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 3: qualification phase

The qualification phase will take place three years before the real tournament is conducted.

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FIFA World Cup Venue

FIFA World Cup Venue

Facts about FIFA World Cup 4: the tournament phase

The tournament phase is often called the World Cup Finals. The participants in the tournament phase are 32 teams. The host country will automatically compete in tournament phase. This phase will last for one month in the host nation.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 5: the winner

Eight different national teams have won the 20 tournaments of World Cup.  The only team, which has played in all World Cup tournaments, is Brazil. The country has collected five World Cup titles.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 6: other winners

Italy and Germany have won five World Cup titles. Spain, France and England only have one title. Other winners are Uruguay and Argentina with two titles.

Facts about FIFA World Cup 7: popularity

World Cup is considered as a popular football competition in the world. The viewers of this competition surpass the Olympic Games.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

Facts about FIFA World Cup 8: the cumulative spectators

The cumulative spectators reached 26.29 billion during FIFA World Cup in 2006. The final match was watched by at least 715.1 million people.

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Facts about FIFA World Cup 9: the televised event

The first televised event of World Cup took place in 1954.

Facts about FIFA World Cup

Facts about FIFA World Cup

Facts about FIFA World Cup 10: sponsors

Due to its amazing popularity among audiences, the global brands try to sponsor the events, which include Adidas, MacDonald’s, and Coca-Cola. The host country also earned great revenue after hosting the event for one month. During 2014 World Cup, Brazil collected at least $11 billion revenue.

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