What is FIFA World Cup? When did it start? Everyone wants to know this because the FIFA World Cup is going to be held from Sun, 20 Nov 2022 to Sun, 18 Dec 2022, for which the whole world is waiting.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is again going to be held in the country of Qatar. Which total of 32 teams participated. This 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played from November 21 to December 18.
The most interesting fact related to FIFA World Cup will be that this tournament to be played in 2022 will be the first World Cup to be held in Middle East Asia.
Many people want to know more such facts related to FIFA World Cup, so in today’s article, we will tell you interesting facts related to FIFA World Cup which you may not have heard.
What is the FIFA World Cup?
The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition. Which was first organized in 1930 in a country called Uruguay. After that, the FIFA World Cup is organized every 4 years. The FIFA World Cup is hosted by different countries every year. The FIFA World Cup is administered by the FIFA Association.
In French, FIFA is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association and in English, its full form is the International Federation of Association Football.
FIFA was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Many countries participate in the FIFA World Cup of Football. In 2022, the team of 32 countries is going to participate in this World Cup.
In 2022, the FIFA World Cup will start on 21 November and will run till 18 December 2022. This is the 22nd FIFA World Cup so far which is going to be held in the country of Qatar.
History of the FIFA world cup
The FIFA World Cup was first started in 1930 in a country called Uruguay. When this World Cup was started for the first time, Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup in this World Cup.
After that, the FIFA World Cup was not organized in 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.
After 1930, when this tournament was organized in the year 1934, a total of 16 teams participated in this tournament.
Since then this number has been increasing. In 1938 15 teams and in 1950 13 teams took part in this tournament. However, the number of teams playing in these 2 years had dwindled.
But by 1982, 24 teams participated in this tournament. By 1998, the total number of teams was increased to 32, and to date, the tournament is played by 32 teams from different countries.
Name of the country that has won the title so far
Brazil has so far been the team that has participated in the FIFA World Cup for the most number of times and has won the title.
Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup the most five times (in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002). Italy and Germany have won the title four times, France, Argentina, and Uruguay twice, and England and Spain once.
|No.||Year – Host Country||Winning Country|
|1||1930 (Uruguay )||Uruguay|
|5||1954 (Switzerland)||West Germany|
|8||1966 (England)||West Germany|
|12.||1982 (Spain)||West Germany|
|13.||1986 (Mexico)||West Germany|
|15.||1994 (United Nations)||Italy|
Interesting facts related to 2022 FIFA World Cup
As you know, FIFA World Cup is being organized in Qatar again in 2022, but today we are going to tell you some interesting facts about the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which you have hardly heard about.
First winter world cup
For the first time, the FIFA World Cup is being held in 2022 during the winter season. If seen, from 1930 to 2018 FIFA World Cup is held every time in the month of June to July but this time it has been organized in the month of November.
This has been done because Qatar is a country located in the Middle East where the temperature in June or July is more than 50 degrees. Therefore, this World Cup was organized in the country of Qatar in the month of November.
Most expensive world cup
Another interesting fact related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup is that Qatar, the host country of the FIFA World Cup, is spending $200 billion this time on the projects of this World Cup.
This includes the construction of highways, stadiums, hotels, etc. This expense would make the FIFA World Cup one of the most expensive World Cups in the history of the sport.
Only 8 stadiums have been built for the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. Many people must have been surprised to hear this. When the FIFA World Cup was hosted by Argentina in 1978, there were only six stadiums.
The second time will be hosted in or at the lowest stadium in Qatar. Of all the eight stadiums, only one stadium has been redesigned, with the rest still in progress.
The highest number of viewers
The most interesting fact about the 2022 FIFA World Cup may be that Qatar will have the largest number of visitors to the country during this World Cup event, which may break the previous World Cup record.
This will be because Qatar is among the best countries in the Middle East and at this time the geographical location of this country will also be very good, so the number of people watching this World Cup here can be more.
World Cup organized for the second time in Asia
Another surprising fact about the FIFA World Cup is that Qatar will not only be the first Middle Eastern country to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but it will also be the second time that the FIFA World Cup is being hosted in Asia.
Earlier in 2002, when Japan and South Korea hosted this World Cup, this event was also done in Asia.
Other Interesting Facts about FIFA World Cup
In 1950, India withdrew its name from the FIFA World Cup because according to the rules of FIFA, India had to play football wearing shoes and India had a habit of playing football barefoot.
Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper to have been awarded the Golden Ball trophy at the FIFA World Cup.
The youngest player to play in the FIFA World Cup is Norman Whiteside, who took part in the 1982 FIFA World Cup at the age of only 17.
The oldest player to play in the FIFA World Cup was Roger, who scored in the 1992 World Cup at the age of 42.
So far, Rio de Janeiro has the largest number of viewers watching the FIFA World Cup. When this FIFA World Cup was held in July 1950, 1,99,854 spectators came there to watch the match. It is expected that the country of Qatar will break this record in 2022.
There have been 19 FIFA World Cups so far, in which South America and European countries have won the most number of times.
Ronaldo is the only Brazilian footballer who holds the record for most goals scored in this World Cup. He has scored a total of 15 goals in the World Cup.
In 1966, the dog found the World Cup trophy. The 1966 World Cup trophy was stolen, which the dog helped find.
In the FIFA World Cup in 1986, players were banned from taking off T-shirts because FIFA did not want players to be seen without T-shirts.
Mexico is the only country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice.
Zinedine Zidane is called the showman of football because he has been shown the yellow card four times and the red card twice in the FIFA World Cup.
Antonio Carbajal is a player of football who has played the most number of times in the FIFA World Cup. Antonio participated in the FIFA World Cup in 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, and 1968.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 FAQ
When and where will the FIFA World Cup 2022 take place?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar from 24 November.
Which country has won the FIFA title the most times?
So far, Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup title the most number of times.
When was FIFA founded and where is its headquarters located?
FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.