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Soccer facts
16 Facts about Soccer


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8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
Qatar's 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure.
The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.
149 - 0
is the
highest score
ever made
in a Soccer game
In 2013, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo opened a museum dedicated to himself.
More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club.
The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Arsenal's first and second team in 1937.
On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
The Vatican has its own soccer team.
Retired Argentine soccer player, Diego Maradona, has his own religion made by his fans.
The word "soccer" originated as a
slang abbreviation of the word "association"
Ronaldinho's deal with Coca-Cola ended after he was caught sipping a Pepsi in a news conference.
FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.
The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
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