Playing fantasy football is fun! And a beautiful thing with football is it never fails to amaze you with shocking twists throughout its span. Predicting a game before it commences is always a challenging task for any football fan. And that’s where the fantasy football leagues come into play.
Few facts about football you might not know. Hence, today we have brought some interesting information about the sport. Read them and then start making your fantasy football squad.
Following are the interesting facts about football:
World Cup 2002 was held in two different countries, held in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan.
World Cup has not been played in the years 1942 and 1946 due to World War 2.
8 out of the 12 cities in Brazil that hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup are among the 50 most violent cities in the world!
FIFA banned Germany from participating in the 1950 World Cup as a punishment for its aggression in World War 2.
A football has 32 countries where each panel represents one of the 32 countries of Europe.
FC Barcelona has a reverse sponsorship with UNICEF. The team wears the logo of UNICEF on their jersey while donating 1.5 million Euros each year.
Hitler started hating football as it couldn’t be fixed to ensure German victory over the non-Germans.
Over 1 in 20 injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
There are more member countries of FIFA than the U.N.
Except in 1930 and 1950, European teams have reached the final of every World Cup.
A few more facts:
Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon, but NASA deemed it to be un-American.
Only two World Cup finals have been decided on penalties and Italy was part of both of the finals.
In 1930, Uruguay became the first country to both host and win the World Cup. 13 countries had participated in the competition.
A referee has arrested during a game at Tanzania in 1978 because he smoked marijuana just before the match started.
Hungary and Great Britain have the most Olympic God medals in football (three).
Mexico is the only country that hosted the football World Cup twice.
A lightning bolt in 1998 football game has killed an entire team of the Democratic Republic of Congo. None of the opposite team players had hurt.
Germany has for the first time won the cup as a united country in the 2014 World Cup. West Germany won the previous three times the World Cup.
Football was an illegal sport in Mississippi until 1991.
Messi signed his first contract on a napkin.
Paper mache was used to make World Cup initially. The heavy rain in the World Cup 1950 had ruined the cup and it had to be replaced.
Have a glance at these given below as well:
Lee Todd received the fasted red card ever in record 2 seconds.
In a single match, a football player runs an average of 9.5 miles.
The Vatican has its own football team.
Hungary scored the most goals in a World Cup’s match. They scored 10 goals against El Salvador in 1982.
El Salvador waged war on Honduras in 1969 after it lost against it in a football match.
Women football had included in the Olympics in 1996.
The Britishers invented the term “football” and not America in the late 1800s.
In just over 2 seconds after the match began a goal had scored. It was the fastest goal in football history.
In 1937, the first football match which showed on television had a specially arranged match between Arsenal’s first and second team.
Ronaldinho caught media attention at the age of 13 when he scored 23 goals in a victory 23-0 against a local team.
The youngest professional football player in history is a 20-month-old boy who had signed by a Belgium club.
The record for the largest attendance in a single game had set in 1950 when 173,850 people attended the match in Brazil.
Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football!