World Cup Day – 7 FIFA Facts
Today is officially World Cup Day as the month long event begins in Brazil. Live streams of the games are available all over the internet, and sports bars and restaurants are offering specials and game-day live coverage as games are broadcast.
Check out the full schedule of games and the channels they broadcast on over at Yahoo.com!
Here are 7 Facts presented by FIFA about the World Cup you may not yet know:
- Canada has only qualified for the World Cup one time, in 1986
- The youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup was Pele at the age of 17, in 1958
- It costs a little more than $11 billion dollars to host the World Cup
- On average, the World Cup brings 600,000 extra visitors and fans to the host country
- The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will use 12 different venues to host all of the games
- Over 3.3 million spectators are expected to attend the month long event in Brazil
- The United States Soccer Team ranks #13 going into the World Cup
We are rooting hard for Team USA in the 2014 World Cup! If you plan to host a World Cup Soccer party or attend one, be sure to stay safe and do not get behind the wheel of your vehicle if you have consumed alcoholic beverages.