Football, also known as soccer, is the most popular sport in the world. Let us know some amazing soccer facts which will generate interest in this game for you.
List of Soccer Facts
1. You may know that in North America we know this game as ‘Soccer’. In the rest of the world, it is known as football.
2. If we talk about the football field, then its length is 100 to 130 yards while its width is 50 to 100 yards.
3. It is believed that a single-player run seven miles during the entire match.
4. You may not know this soccer fact but it is true that more than 80 percent of soccer balls are made in Pakistan.
5. The World Cup is organized every four years. For people who like soccer, this opportunity is like a big event.
6. The first World Cup was played in 1930 that was won by the host country Uruguay. Around 300 people watched this match sitting in the stadium.
7. The first live coverage of the football match was shown on television in 1937. It was a practice match of soccer.
8. In the 1950 World Cup, the Indian team was fired because the players had no shoes.
9. From 1962 to 1996, European and South American countries did not let the World Cup title go anywhere else.
10. Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, wanted to take a football with him, but NASA did not allow it.
11. The size of professional football is the same for the last 120 years. It has a circumference of 28 inches and weighs about 450 grams.
12. Over 1 billion fans watch the Football World Cup on TV.
13. Many football matches during World War 2 were named ‘The Death Match‘. It was controlled by Germany.
14. Oliver Kahn is the first and only goalkeeper to win a Golden Ball at the 2002 World Cup.
15. Lee Todd holds the record for the earliest red card in the history of football. He got the red card within 2 seconds of the match start.
16. The first basketball game was played with a football.
17. The last soccer fact on our list is the European team has reached the finals every time except for the years 1930 and 1950.
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