Fun Football Facts

These are some of my favourite football facts! I will aim to update this list frequently as I discover new and interesting things about the sport!

  • Football is the most watched and played sport on the planet!
  • In July, 1950, 199,854 people attended a football match in Rio de Janeiro between Uruguay and Brazil. This is the most people to ever attend a football match!
  • It wasn’t until 1913 that goalkeepers were made to wear different coloured shirts.
  • Football players will, on average, run six miles during each game!
  • The Women’s World Cup final attracted a television audience of 40 million people.
  • India refused to play in the World Cup in 1950 because they were refused permission to play barefoot.
  • A football was used to play the first ever game of basketball.

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