World Cup

Fun Facts

Now the World Cup is over all footie fans have to wait another FOUR years for the next one! I’m sure Mothers in a footie fan household will be pleased about this fact! To add a few more facts into the mix, here’s some we included in the Sport-tastic newsletter in June and a few more just for fun!

  • The most popular sport in the world is football.
  • Every four years the best countries come together to try to win the World Cup.
  • The World Cup is held by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).
  • This year it was held in Russia with England the only British nation to qualify.
  • The World Cup is followed by billions of people and is the world’s most widely viewed sporting event.
  • In 2014, 3.2 billion people tuned in to watch it.
  • While 32 teams will qualified for the 2018 tournament, the number will jump to 48 in 2026. 
  • The average attendance per game at the World Cup in 2014 was over 53,000 fans!