Did you know about Soccer? Explore the Facts about Soccer but before going further please read the introduction about Soccer. In many parts of the world, soccer is known as football or even American football. It is the most popular sport in the world, being played in more than 200 countries in the world. Soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a round ball.

1The highest scoring soccer game was 149-0!

149-0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game. This is one of the weirdest facts about soccer.

2When 20-month-old toddler becomes youngest professional footballer

A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club. This is one of the cutest facts about soccer.

3Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure.

48 out of 12 cities for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil were most violent cities

8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were among the 50 most violent cities in the world. 

5The City Hosting 2022 World Cup Final Doesn’t Exist Yet

One of the bizarre facts about soccer is that The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.

6Ronaldo Opened a Museum Dedicated to His Own Personal Greatness

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In 2013, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo opened a museum dedicated to himself.

7The First Soccer Game Televised was a Friendly Match

The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Arsenal’s first and second team in 1937.

8More injuries are caused by celebrating goals than playing

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More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.

9Soccer player runs 9.5 miles in a single match

On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.

10Maradona has his own religion

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Argentina’s retired soccer player Diego Maradona has his own religion made by his fans.

11The Vatican has its own Soccer team

YES, you heard it right, The Vatican has its own soccer team.

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12>Ronaldinho lost £500,000 Coca-Cola deal after he drank Pepsi

Ronaldinho’s deal with Coca-Cola ended after he was caught sipping a Pepsi in a news conference.

13FIFA has more countries than U.N.

FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.

14Pakistan produced FIFA World Cup Brazuca ball

The original 2014 World Cup’s ball was produced in Pakistan

15When Hungary scored 10 goals against El Salvador

The most goals scored in a World Cup’s match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.

16Mario is an Italian, born in Ghana Family and raised by Jewish

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Famous soccer player Mario Balotelli is an Italian, born to immigrants from Ghana, raised by a Jewish mother.

17When war was Fought due to Soccer Match

In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras after it lost against it in a soccer match

18British coined “Soccer” not America

The British coined the term “Soccer” in the late 1800s, not America.

19When Ozil donated his Salary to the Children

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German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.

20Didier Drogba brought peace to the Ivory Coast

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Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.

21In 2014, Germany won the first World Cup

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When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times, the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.

22Soccer players in Italy are called “Tifosi”

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Soccer fans in Italy are called “Tifosi”, meaning “carriers of typhus” because their fanatism is like a fever.

23When Civil War was halted due to Soccer

This is one of the best facts about soccer, In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.