• Vanishing spray is being used for the first time in 2104 FIFA World Cup to provide a temporary visual marker.
  • FIFA world Cup 2104 at Brazil would be the first ever with goal-line technology.
    FIFA world Cup 2104 at Brazil would be the first ever with goal-line technology.
  • There was a dance epidemic in 1518 (during the Roman Empire) where some people danced for 6 days straight and died.
  • In 2001, Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in a World Cup qualification match. It was a world record.
  • In Hungary, the groom drinks a toast to his bride out of her wedding slipper.
  • One weird FIFA World Cup fact is that India withdrew from the competition in 1950 when they weren't allowed to play barefoot in the tournament.
  • Brazil is the only country to have appeared in every FIFA World Cup tournament held since 1930 until 2014.
    Brazil is the only country to have appeared in every FIFA World Cup tournament held since 1930 until 2014.
  • The inaugural FIFA World Cup was hosted and won by Uruguay in 1930.
  • Argentina knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup, courtesy of the goal scored by Diego Maradona... off his hand. This goal is known as the Hand of God.
  • Pele is the most successful World Cup player, winning the title 3 different times with Brazil.
    Pele is the most successful World Cup player, winning the title 3 different times with Brazil.