5 interesting facts about the football world cup

by: Javed Baloch  images via Unsplash

FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA Football World Cup 2022 is starting on 20th November.  Here are 5 interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup.

First penalty shootout

France and West Germany played the first World Cup penalty shootout in 1982 in a Semi-final match. Germany won 5-4.


3 yellow cards

Graham Poll, the English referee, actually booked the Croatian player Josip Simunic 3 times in 2006 World Cup. By the rules, the player is sent off after the  2nd yellow. 


8 Teams

Teams from all around the world get to participate in the World Cup. But only 8 nations have won the FIFA World Cup in its entire history.


most goals

Who has scored the most goals in a single World Cup edition? The answer is Just Fontaine, the French international, scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup. 


Fastest goal

Turkish player, Hakan Sukur, scored the fastest goal in World Cup history as he took only 11 seconds.