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Interesting Soccer Facts

Hello and welcome to my soccer facts, myths and legends part of the website.

I decided to write an article on fun facts about soccer since the game of soccer is perhaps the most watched and most played sport around the world.

Even if soccer is not the number one sport in countries like United States, Australia and other few countries it is quickly gaining popularity among people and especially kids because of how much fun it is to play and the competitive spirit that it brings out of people that play it.

There are many interesting facts about soccer and I will list some of them here but if you would like to know specific facts about soccer players, different countries or tournaments please scroll to the end of the page and click on any of the links to see more fun facts about soccer.

Interesting Soccer Facts

* FIFA World Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world followed by billions of people all around the world on TV. World Cup presents an opportunity for players to showcase their skills as countries compete against each other to decide which country is the best.

* FIFA World Cup is played every 4 years in a different country where countries compete against each other for the title of that years Champion.

* Interesting fact about soccer World Cup is that after the tournament is played there is always big money spent on transfers because the participating players are being watched by every soccer scout in the world.

* 2002 World Cup was held by two different countries for the first time in the history of world cup. This world cup was played in Seoul, South Korea as well as Tokyo, Japan.

* Oliver Kahn, goalkeeper of Germany was the first goalkeeper ever to win the Most Valuable Player of the World Cup making it an interesting fact about soccer goalkeepers.

* Soccer fun facts continues with a fact that soccer is actually called Football in most countries other than United States and very few others.

* "PELE" is a name recognized all around the world and associated with the greatest soccer player that ever lived. Funny soccer fact is that Pele's real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, which is not nearly as famous and world known like PELE.

* Oldest organized tournament in the world is the English FA Cup. FA Cup was first held in 1871 and during this competition all the teams from all of English professional leagues competed against each other for the title of that years FA Cup Champion.

* FA Cup stands for Football Association Challenge Cup.

* Fun fact about soccer is that Martinho Eduardo Orige of Brazil holds the record for juggling the soccer ball for 19 hours and 30 minutes without letting the ball drop to the ground.

* Funny soccer fact that happened during the 1950 World Cup is when India wanted to compete in this tournament barefoot. India withdrew from this years World Cup because FIFA would not let them play barefoot.

These are just a few of facts about soccer that I found while researching facts about soccer.

There are many more facts about different players, countries and tournaments.

For more facts about the greatest game in the world please click on one of the links below.

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