21 Fun Soccer Facts Only Few People Knows

8. This fact is very sad, soccer match will be canceled during the lighting storm. In 1998, a bolt stroke and killed the whole team of Democratic Republic of Congo, 11 players died.

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9. In 1950 World Cup, India team wanted to play soccer barefoot, FIFA refused the request so they were angry and quit the tournament.

10. When Dr James invented basketball there was no “basketball”, so they played a soccer ball in the first basketball game.

11. Soccer was considered an illegal sport in Mississippi until 1991.

173,000 people

12. The final of the 1950 World Cup between Uruguay and Brazil has the most live audiences, it attracted 173,000 people to the Maracanã Stadium(biggest soccer stadium at that time).

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13. In one match between Real Madrid and Barcelona in 2013, the 22 players on the field valued £417 million, it was the most expensive game.

Queen Elizabeth II and soccer

14. When Queen Elizabeth II was young in late 1930s, she usually dressed in disguise and participated in soccer matches.

15. It cost USA  $30 million to host the World Cup in 1994 while it will cost  Brazil $14 billion to host this game this summer, which brought a lot of disputes.

Andres Escobar

16. Soccer fans are very excited in Latin American. A Colombian soccer, Andres Escobar was killed for scoring an ‘own goal’ in the match between the US and Colombia in the 1994 World Cup.

Abby Wambach

17. American soccer star Abby Wambach was transferred to the boys team after she scored 29 goals in 3 games, this happened in her childhood.

Sean Connery

18. Sean Connery once received a soccer contact from Manchester United, but he chose to be an actor.

19.The highest scoring official soccer game was 149-0 in Madagascar,  this match occurred in 2002, it was a form of protest.

20. Greenland can’t join FIFA because there isn’t enough grass growing there.


21. When Pele came to Nigerian to play an exhibition game in 1967, the the two sides involved of the Nigerian Civil War agreed to a 48-hour ceasefire. 

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  1. Pretty good facts except for the one that says it is slightly oval. Only if its not blown up properly! Good job anyway. Really sweet stuff

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