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Top 30 facts about FIFA World Cup

A short intro to FIFA World Cup:

The FIFA World Cup is a four-year international soccer tournament organised by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). The tournament features 32 national teams from all over the world competing in a month-long event to determine the world champion. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, and it has been held every four years since then, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were missed due to World War II.



The World Cup is the world's most watched and followed sporting event, with billions tuning in to watch the games on television or online.The World Cup is also the most prestigious and important competition in international soccer, and winning it is regarded as the pinnacle achievement for a national team.


The World Cup is divided into eight groups of four teams, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage. The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams compete in a series of matches until only two teams remain for the championship match, in which the winner is crowned champion. In addition to the main tournament, the World Cup includes a third-place match and a final to determine the teams' overall ranking.


Amazing Facts:

  • The FIFA World Cup is the largest international soccer tournament, held every four years.

  • The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.

  • France is the current FIFA World Cup champion, having won the tournament in 2018.

  • Brazil is the most successful team in FIFA World Cup history, having won the tournament a record five times.

  • FIFA, which stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, organises the FIFA World Cup.

  • Teams from all over the world compete in the tournament, with the final tournament featuring 32 teams.



  • The tournament format consists of a group stage, followed by knockout rounds leading up to the final.

  • The World Cup final is usually held on the tournament's final Sunday.

  • The official song of the tournament is "Live it Up" by Nicky Jam, featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi.

  • The tournament's official mascot is "Zabivaka," a wolf dressed in Russian national team colours.

  • "A Timeless Story" is the tournament's slogan.

  • The 2018 World Cup was Russia's first major sporting event.

  • The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar.



  • Just Fontaine scored 27 goals in a single World Cup tournament in 1958.

  • The most goals scored in a single World Cup match are 10, which Hungary scored against El Salvador in 1982.

  • Just Fontaine scored the most goals in a single World Cup tournament in 1958, with 13.

  • Hungary scored the most goals in a single World Cup tournament in 1954, with 27.

  • Hungary scored the most goals in a single World Cup match in 1982, when they faced El Salvador.



  • Antonio Carbajal of Mexico has the most World Cup appearances with 25.

  • Brazil has made the most World Cup appearances with 21.

  • Brazil is the only team to have competed in every World Cup tournament.

  • Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and Argentina are the only teams to have won the World Cup more than once.

  • France is the only team to have won the World Cup as the host nation in 1998.

  • Pelé of Brazil is the only player to have scored in three World Cups.

  • Miroslav Klose of Germany is the only player to have scored in four World Cups.

  • Lothar Matthäus of Germany is the only player to have scored in five World Cups.



  • Miroslav Klose of Germany has the most goals in the World Cup with 16.

  • Oleg Salenko of Russia scored the most goals in a World Cup match, five, against Cameroon in 1994.

  • Pelé of Brazil is the only player to have won the World Cup Golden Ball three times.

  • Ronaldo of Brazil is the only player to have won the World Cup Golden Boot award three times.

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