Some interesting facts about the Fifa World Cup 2014

Fifa World Cup 2014 Facts
Fifa World Cup 2014 Facts

Lionel Messi is the most expensive soccer player in the championship (140 million euros).

– The value of Brazilian national team in the transfer market is 508 million euros, making them the most expensive national team at the World Cup.

– South America is the host of the World Cup again after 36 years.

– Brazil is the fifth country in history to organize the World Cup for the second time.

– As many as 17 Brazilian cities wanted to be host in the group stage.

– Most of the 32 teams have chosen their camp near Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro.

– Even three teams had to travel more than 14,000 kilometers to Brazil.

– Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only newcomer at the Mondial.

– None of the Scandinavian national teams will play in this World Cup.

– The game against Portugal will be the 100th match of German national team at the world championships.

– Ronaldo could lose the first place on the list of top scorers (15 goals). German striker Klose, who will play in Brazil, has scored 14 goals at the previous world championships.

– 33 referees and 40 assistant referees will referee at the World Cup.

– This is the first world cup in which the video equipment at the goal line will be used.

– Referees will use special spray to mark the position of a ball and defensive wall during the free-kicks for the first time at the world championships.

– FIFA will exclude players with messages underneath their shirts from the championship.

– Brazuca is the official ball of the 2014 World Cup.

– A teenager paraplegic (paralyzed from the waist down) will perform a kick-off at the match Brazil – Croatia.

– The FIFA trophy traveled around the world for 267 days.

– Special flying objects and robots from the United States will take care of the security at the stadiums.

– The FIFA has received a record number of 150,000 volunteer’s applications.

– For the first time in history of the World Cup, TV broadcasts will begin with a cartoon.

– An episode of “The Simpsons”, dedicated to the World Cup in Brazil, was aired on March 30.

– This will be the most expensive World Cup in history ($ 16 billion).

– World champion at Brazil 2014 will receive $ 35 million.

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